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Geography Statistics of Ireland

Ireland's Information

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Land Area 68,883 km2
Water Area 1,390 km2
Total Area 70,273km2 (#118)
Population 4,952,473 (#121)
Population Density 71.90/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $322.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $69,400
Currency Euro (EUR)
More Information Ireland
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 1,448 km (899.74 miles)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 26,596 sq miles (68,883 sq km)
    (water) 537 sq miles (1,390 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 27,132 sq miles (70,273 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: Ireland divides itself into 26 counties. They are Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow. Note that Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan are part of Ulster Province, which includes all of Northern Ireland.
  • Regions Map
  • Horizontal Width: 185 km (114.9 miles) from Dublin to Galway
  • Vertical Length: 404 km (251 miles) from Tory Island off the northern coastline, then south to Bantry

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (1) United Kingdom
  • Geographic Center: About 10.2 kilometers (6.32 miles) southeast of Lough Ree near the town of Athlone
  • Highest Point: Carrauntuohill, 1,041 meters (3,415.35 ft.)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, 0 meters (0 ft)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Ireland Trivia

What is the National Animal of Ireland?

The national land animal is not very clear although the Irish Hare has been treated as the national animal. It can be noted that the hare was not the original idea for a national animal. Initially the Irish elk is what was defined as the national animal, an iconic mammal that was found in the whole of Northern Europe. Since this mammal no longer exists, the next possible contender for the spot was the red deer. This was not well received as its origin was also not very clear. Some people still consider the red deer as the national animal.

What is the National Animal of Ireland?

What Languages Are Spoken In Ireland?

The two principal languages of Ireland are English and Irish. Irish is considered the official and national language of the Republic of Ireland; Northern Ireland has no official language. However, English has been the dominant spoken language in both political areas since the end of the 19th century. The two regional languages of Ireland are Ulster Scots and Shelta. Minority languages in Ireland are spoken mainly by immigrant groups. The most common of these include Polish, German, French, Japanese, and Mandarin.

What Languages Are Spoken In Ireland?

What is the Currency of Ireland?

The official currency of the Republic of Ireland is the Euro.

What is the Currency of Ireland?

What is the biggest city in Ireland?

Dublin is the most populated city in Ireland with a population of 527,000.

What is the Largest City in Ireland?

What is the Biggest Religion in Ireland?

Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Ireland and the largest Christian denomination with a population of 78.8%. The population of Catholics in Ireland is about 4.7 million

Major Religions in the Republic of Ireland

Does It Snow In Ireland?

Although most of Ireland's winter precipitation comes in the form of rain, the mountains and hills receive about 30 days of snow annually. The Wicklow Mountains get over 60 days of snow annually.

Does It Snow In Ireland?

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