Facts about Ireland
Official languages: English, Irish
Area: 70,280 km²
Population: 4.6 million residents
Population density: 65.78 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .ie
ISO codes: IE, IRL, 372
The country code for Ireland is +353
Flag of Ireland
The Irish flag is composed of a vertical tricolor of green, white and orange stripes. The green color refers to the emerald color of the island and its Catholic part, while the orange color refers to the Protestant community and the color of the Orange-Nassava family. The white stripe marks efforts to unite these religious groups and live in peace. The flag first appeared in 1848, when it was used by the organization “Young Ireland movement”, which tried to express disagreement with British rule. It began to be used more after 1916, when Irish republicans declared independence, and in 1920 it was adopted as the national flag. The tricolor also refers to the French flag, which is seen as a symbol of independence and freedom.
Ireland is an island state on the island of the same name, Ireland, which lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the British west coast. Ireland borders the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is a member of the European Union and the Eurozone. See Ireland Location on World Map. Settled as early as the Stone Age, the island of Ireland was known to the Romans under the name of Hibernia. In 1169, the Norman conquest heralded continued dominance of England over Ireland. The centuries-long struggle against English colonialism finally led to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.
Ireland, the former “poor house” of the EC, is now one of the richest countries in the EU and worldwide after several years of strong growth. The former country of emigration is now a popular immigration country due to its strong economy.
Biggest Cities of Ireland by Population
Ireland is a country located in the North Atlantic, with a population of over 4.8 million people. Its capital city is Dublin which is the largest city in Ireland and home to more than 1 million people. The city has a vibrant atmosphere with its many pubs, parks and universities.
Other major cities in Ireland include Cork located near the border of Northern Ireland and known as ‘the Real Capital’; Galway located near the Aran Islands and known for its medieval architecture; or Limerick located near Cork and known as ‘the Treaty City’.
Ireland also contains some smaller cities such as Waterford located on the south-east side of Ireland and home to many castles; Sligo located near Donegal and home to Yeats’s grave; or Kilkenny located on the south-west side of Ireland and known for its historic cathedrals.
Throughout Ireland there are plenty of attractions to explore including ruins, castles, palaces, gardens and coastlines. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as rock climbing or kayaking through rivers or take part in water sports on Lough Derg.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, Ireland’s capital is Dublin. Dublin is on the east coast. There the River Liffey flows into the Irish Sea. It also divides the city itself into a north and a south side. With a population of 527,000, Dublin is also Ireland’s largest city. If you count the residents all around, the so-called metropolitan region, you even come to 1.8 million inhabitants. That’s more than a third of Ireland’s population!
The most famous district of Dublin is Temple Bar. There are many small alleys, often cobblestone. You can look for relaxation in the public park St. Stephen’s Green. Tourists also enjoy checking out Trinity College, the university founded in 1592. However, The Spire was not built until 2003 and became the city’s new landmark. It’s a 150-foot-tall stainless steel needle that stands on O’Connell Street and is lit at night. At the bottom it has a diameter of 3 meters and at the top 15 centimeters. The Dubliners also like to call it the “largest toothpick in the world”.
Old bridges such as the pretty Ha’penny Bridge, but also new bridges such as the Samuel Beckett Bridge, built in 2009, cross the Liffey.