Facts About Ireland

Facts About Ireland

  • Location: Western Europe

  • Language: English (official), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas along the western coast

  • Currency: Euros (EUR)

  • Population: 4,622,917 (July 2010 est.)

  • Land Size: 70,273 square kilometers

  • Capital: Dublin

  • Borders: United Kingdom

  • Bordering Body of Water: North Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, Irish Sea

  • Industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices

  • Agriculture: beef, dairy products, barley, potatoes, wheat

  • Land divisions:
    Ireland is divided into 29 counties and 5 cities*; Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Cork*, Donegal, Dublin*, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Galway, Galway*, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Limerick*, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin, South Tipperary, Waterford, Waterford*, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow.

  • Major Cities:
    Dublin, Cork, Dún Laoghaire, Limerick, Galway, Tallaght, Port Láirge, Drogheda, Dún Dealgan, Bray

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