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flag Ireland Ireland: Introduction

Capital: Dublin


Total Population: 4,595,281
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 67 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 62.7%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Dublin (1,661,000); Cork (188,000); Galway (72,000); Tallaght (64,000); Blanchardstown (63,000).
Ethnic Origins: Irish, with English minority.
Official Language: Irish (Gaelic), spoken as a first language by about 55,000 people (mostly in the west).
Other Languages Spoken: English. Official documents are printed in both languages.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 88.4%; Church of Ireland 3%; Other Christian 1.6%; Other 1.5%; Unspecified 2%; None 3.5%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 70,280 km²
Type of State: Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government. The president, who serves as head of state in a largely ceremonial role, is elected for a 7-year term and can be re-elected only once. There is universal suffrage for those over 18.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
The country, which has been hardly hit by the economic crisis, records a large deficit.
HDI*: 0.900/1
HDI (World Rank): 11/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Ireland, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Ireland, Dial +353
Internet Suffix: .ie
Computers: 58.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 43.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 79.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 62,70460,27766,60662,76965,112
Exports of Goods (million USD) 115,928116,497125,740117,227114,188
Imports of Services (million USD) 104,199107,155115,554111,894117,096
Exports of Services (million USD) 92,11297,905112,779115,682123,603

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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