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Ireland

Ireland
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)

Geography
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
Administration
Largest settlement Dublin (pop. 553,165)
Country Northern Ireland
Largest settlement Belfast (pop. 333,000)
Demographics
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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Dublin
Halla na Cathrach i gCorcaigh.jpg
Cork

# Settlement Urban Area Population Metro population

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Belfast
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Derry

1 Dublin 1,110,627 1,801,040 Greater Dublin
2 Belfast 333,000 Metropolitan area:
579,276
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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