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Ireland is located in the west of the European Continent, with a population of 4,722,028, making it the 119th largest national
population. Its capital and largest city is
Dublin with a total population of 1,110,627. The country encompasses 70,280 square
kilometers making it the 120th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with North Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom
through Northern Ireland, Irish Sea and St. George’s Channel.

President Michael D. H
iggins is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds that
position for seven years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Enda K
enny is recognized as the Head of
Government and achieves that status through appointment by the president. Its form of government is a republic and they
celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of July 1937.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and Irish. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic,
Church of Ireland, other Christian, other faiths, unspecified beliefs and none. As sources of mass communication it has 9 AM,
106 FM and 4 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Carrauntoohil, its highest point at 1,041 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea and St. George’s Channel, which measure 1,448 kilometers of
coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are steel, lead, zinc, silver, aluminum, barite,
gypsum mining production, food products and brewing. Its official currency is the Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Ireland. Because of population shifts towards big towns and cites, some of the
countryside is increasingly populated by old folks. Over one-third of the population in Irish rural areas is now over 65 years
old.
Carrauntoohil
Macgillycuddy's Reeks
in County Kerry-
Ireland's highest point
Downtown Dublin-
Ireland's capital and
largest city
Donegal Bay on
Ireland's northwest
coast
Giant's Table and
Chair-
Amharc Mar Teelin
Inishmore, Aran Islands
on the Atlantic Ocean-
Ireland's lowest point
Limbo man in Dublin
Salt beef with cabbage
and parsley sauce- a
classic Irish dish
Tore Abbey
Ruins along Irish Sea
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Tuskar Rock on
St. George's Channel
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Ireland's principle
waterway
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IRELAND
Updated 10 October 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.2% (2009 est.)

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less than 100
Martello Watchtower
on Cape Clear Island-
Ireland's southernmost
point
County Fermanagh at
Swanlinbar at Ireland's
border with Northern
Ireland
St. Patrick's Cathedral
in Dundalk on Ireland's
northeast coast
Abandoned houses on
Great Blasket Island
Lough Ree- a lake in
central Ireland
Removal of a British
watch tower at South
Armagh
Shannon River flowing
through Limerick
Lough Foyle near
Ireland's northernmost
point
Brow Head- Ireland's
southernmost point on
the Irish mainland
Banba's Crown-
Ireland's northernmost
mainland point
Ard's Peninsula-
Ireland's southernmost
mainland point
Fastnet Rock
Lighthouse Ireland's
southernmost point on
the Celtic Sea
Inishtrahull Island-
Ireland's northernmost
point on the Atlantic
Ocean
Tearaght Island-
Ireland's westernmost
point on the Atlantic
Ocean