Where is Ireland?

Located in Western Europe, Ireland has a 443.00 km border with UK. It has a 1,448.00 km coastline. Ireland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom dispute Denmark's claik that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm.

Ireland is a European country covering 70,273.00 km2 of which 1.98% is water and 68,883.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 118th largest country in the world and slightly larger than West Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 53 00 N, 8 00 W and Dublin is the capital city.

The modern Irish name "Eire" evolved from the Gaelic "Eriu", which refers to the matron goddess of Ireland".

Its ISO code is IE.


Ireland has a mean elevation of 118 m above sea level.

It has a temperate maritime climate that is moderated by the North Atlantic Current. Its terrain is mostly flat with a rolling interior plain surrounding by rugged hills.


Ireland has a population of 4,952,473 making it the 121st largest in the world. The majority of the population resides on the eastern side of the island.

English and Irish are official languages. The majority ethnic group reported is Irish. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 353.


Ireland is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1921. Its constitution was last ratified in 1937.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Ireland's GDP is $322,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $69,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 52nd largest economy and its citizens the 11th richest in the world. The currency of Ireland is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are the United States, the United Kingdom, and Belgium. Its main exports are machinery and equipment, computers, and chemicals. Its major import partners are the United Kingdom, the United States, and France. Its major imports include data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018