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Ireland

Common English Name: Ireland

Capital: Dublin

REGION
Western Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
United Kingdom (North)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West and South)
Irish Sea (East)
TOTAL AREA
70,273 km2 (98.0% land, 2.0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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
NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural gas
Peat
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Silver
Barite
Gypsum
Limestone
Dolomite
DEMONYM
Irish
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Irish (85.2%)
Continental European (6.8%)
British (2.5%)
Asian (1.9%)
Black (1.4%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
Irish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (84.7%)
Atheist (5.7%)
Church of Ireland (2.7%)
Other Christian (2.7%)
Muslim (1.1%)
POPULATION
4,952,473
LARGEST CITY
Dublin (1,110,627)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Cork (198,582)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic, Parliamentary Democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Michael Higgins
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Enda Kenny
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
28 Counties
3 Cities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
6 December 1921 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Harp
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Amhran na bhFiann
GDP PER CAPITA
$65,800 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.91
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ie
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+353

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

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