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As of 2013, the amount of land that is wooded in Ireland is about 11% of the total, compared with a European average of 35%.As a result, winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area.However, English rule did not extend over the whole island until the 16th–17th century Tudor conquest, which led to colonisation by settlers from Britain.In the 1690s, a system of Protestant English rule was designed to materially disadvantage the Catholic majority and Protestant dissenters, and was extended during the 18th century.For other uses, see Ireland (disambiguation).) is an island in the North Atlantic.It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. It is the second largest island in the British Isles, after Great Britain.
During the Iron Age, a Celtic language and culture emerged in Ireland.Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, in the northeast of the island.In 2011, the population of Ireland was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain.Just under 4.8 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just over 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.The island's geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland.