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Satellite image of Ireland
Satellite image of Ireland, October 2010
Map of Ireland in Europe.svg
Location of  Ireland  (dark green)

in Europe  (green & dark grey)

Location Western Europe
Coordinates 53°25′N 8°0′W / 53.417°N 8.000°W / 53.417; -8.000Coordinates: 53°25′N 8°0′W / 53.417°N 8.000°W / 53.417; -8.000
Area 84,421 km2 (32,595 sq mi)
Area rank 20th
Coastline 2,797 km (1,738 mi)
Highest elevation 1,041 m (3,415 ft)
Highest point Carrauntoohil
Largest settlement Dublin (pop. 553,165)
Country Northern Ireland
Largest settlement Belfast (pop. 333,000)
Demonym Irish
Population 6,378,000 (2011)
Population rank 19th
Pop. density 73.4 /km2 (190.1 /sq mi)
Languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots
Ethnic groups
Additional information
Time zone
 • Summer (DST)
Patron saints Saint Brigit
Saint Colmcille
Saint Patrick
Cities and towns by populations

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# Settlement Urban Area Population Metro population

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1 Dublin 1,110,627 1,801,040 Greater Dublin
2 Belfast 333,000 Metropolitan area:
3 Cork 198,582 300,0000 Cork Metro
4 Limerick 102,164
5 Derry 93,512
6 Galway 76,778
7 Waterford 65,928
8 Craigavon 57,651
9 Drogheda 38,578
10 Dundalk 37,816

in Europe  (green & dark grey)

Ireland (Listeni/ˈərlənd/; Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə]; Ulster-Scots: Airlann pronounced [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.


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