Europe > Northern Europe > Ireland


Capital: Dublin , GDP growth (annual %) 2016: 5.2%
Key Facts

Official name: Ireland (Irish: Éire)
Population: 4.5 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 70,182 sq km (27,097 sq miles)
Major languages: English, Irish
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
Main exports: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs
GNI per capita: US $38,580 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .ie
International dialling code: +353

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    The country (Ireland) is situated in Western Europe and is occupying 5/6 of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean and in west of Great Britain. Ireland has borders with United Kingdom for 360km.
    The land in Ireland is mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast. Irish land covers an area of 70280km².
    The climate is a temperate maritime and modified by North Atlantic Current with mild winters, cool summers, consistently humid; overcast about half the time. Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural) speak English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (official) (Gaelic or Gaeilge) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard.


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