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Country (long form) none
Capital Dublin
Total Area 27,135.26 sq mi
70,280.00 sq km
(slightly larger than West Virginia)
Population 3,840,838 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 4,463,153
Languages English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard
Literacy 98% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1981 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 91.6%, Church of Ireland 2.5%, other 5.9% (1998)
Life Expectancy 74.23 male, 79.93 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $21,600 (2000 est.)
Industry food products, brewing, textiles, clothing; chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, transportation equipment, glass and crystal; software
Agriculture turnips, barley, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat; beef, dairy products
Arable Land 13%
Natural Resources zinc, lead, natural gas, barite, copper, gypsum, limestone, dolomite, peat, silver
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Geography of the Republic of Ireland

Ireland, Republic of (officially Eire), a country of Europe occupying most of the island of Ireland.

History of Ireland, Republic of

The Irish Free State was established by a treaty with Great Britain that went into effect in 1922.