Ireland World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Ireland Famous for so many things, St. Patrick, Green beer, sharmrocks, leppreckons, religious conflicts, Ireland is a country of its own. Located just off the coast of Britain, Ireland is a country of splendourous beauty and dramatic coastlines. Ireland is also known for its fun-loving, generous people. No words can explain in full context what Ireland has in store for you. Come and check it out for yourself.

Area: 70.273 Km²
Population: 3.841.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 55 pop/Km²

System of government: Republic
Capital: Dublin (482.000 pop., 953.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Cork 127.000 pop. (180.000 urban aggl.), Limerick 79.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Irish 94%, Scottish and English 6%
Border countries: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) NORTH and EAST

Principal mountains: Mt. Carrantuohill 1041 m
Principal rivers: Shannon 360 Km
Principal lakes: Laugh Corrib 176 Km²
Principal islands: Ireland 70.200 Km² (Irish part, total 84.420 Km²), Achill, Aran Islands
Climate: Oceanic

Language: English, Irish
Religion: Catholic 89%, Anglican 3%
Currency: Euro (€)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 17/3, first monday of march-june-august, last monday of october, 26/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00353
GMT: 0

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