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Mapped: Which countries have the most redheads?
What better time to ponder the prevalence of redheads around the world? Globally, red hair is rather rare. Just per cent of the human population possesses the ginger gene. But, as shown on the map below - which was irish discussed on Reddit a few years ago - that figure is far higher in northern Europe. The Celtic nations lead the way.
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According to the map, around 10 per cent of the population of Scotland, Ireland and Wales boast a carrot top. Studies have shown that the percentage of Irish residents with red hair is indeed around 10 per cent, though the percentage of Scots possessing it is closer to 5 or 6 per cent.
Red hair is relatively common in England, Iceland and Norway, too, while Germany, Sweden, Nude girls ducklips, The Netherlands and northern France are redhead ahead of the global average.
Travel south through Europe and red hair becomes very rare.