Common English Name: Ireland
Capital: Dublin

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Official Language(s)

English, Irish
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Natural gas, Peat, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Barite, Gypsum, Limestone, Dolomite

Neighbors

United Kingdom (North)

Ethnic groups

Irish (85.2%), Continental European (6.8%), British (2.5%), Asian (1.9%), Black (1.4%)

People

Est. Population:

4,952,473

Demonym:

Irish

Religions:

Roman Catholic (84.7%)
Atheist (5.7%)
Church of Ireland (2.7%)
Other Christian (2.7%)
Muslim (1.1%)

Largest City:

Dublin (1,110,627)

Other Cities:

Cork (198,582)

Geography

Region:

Western Europe

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West and South)
Irish Sea (East)

Total Area:

70,273 km2 (98.0% land, 2.0% water)

Total Land:

443 km

Total Coastline:

1,448 km

Climate

Temperate maritime

Terrain:

Level plain
Surrounded by rugged hills and mountains
Cliffs on the west coast

Highest Point

Carrauntoohil (1,041 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Government

Type:

Republic, Parliamentary Democracy

Heads of State:

President Michael Higgins

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

Admin. Divisions

28 Counties
3 Cities

Independence:

6 December 1921 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Harp

Nat'l Anthem:

Amhran na bhFiann

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$65,800 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.ie

Telephone Code

+353

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 41 - Ireland
Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017

Cultural Notes

The Irish are not very punctual, so do not be offended if they show up late for a meeting.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/iz.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/2fYjYvE (Ethnic and religious data)
http://census.cso.ie/sapmap2011/Results.aspx?Geog_Type=ST&Geog_Code=35001 (Dublin population data)
http://census.cso.ie/sapmap2011/Results.aspx?Geog_Type=ST&Geog_Code=35002 (Cork population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 8 November 2016