Group of islands off the northwestern coast of Europe. The group consists of two main islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and numerous smaller islands (Encyclopędia Britannica). Current administrative unit coverage is mostly limited to Great Britain, i.e. England, Wales and Scotland.
The following alternative names exist:
|THE ISLES||Preferred||English||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
|BRITISH ISLES||Alternate||English||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
We know of no associations with other units.
This unit was part of the following units:
|EUROPE||Continent||Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)|
We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.
This unit contained the following units:
|GUERNSEY CrProt||State||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
|ISLE OF MAN||State||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
|JERSEY CrProt||State||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
|REPUBLIC OF IRELAND||State||1922||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
|UNITED KINGDOM||State||Great Britain Historical GIS Project|
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, The Isles through time | Census tables with data for the Sub-Continent, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th February 2015