# Tearing apart Ireland

Ireland is the 2nd-largest island of the British Isles, the 3rd-largest in Europe, and the 20th-largest on our planet.

Geopolitically, Ireland island is split between the Republic of Ireland (5/6 of the island, population: 4.8 million) and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom (1/6 of the island, population 1.8 million).

Below are alternative ways of dividing this island into parts.

##### 6 ways to divide Ireland

##### 4 ways to divide Ireland

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