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Ireland is the third largest island in Europe There are no snakes in Ireland; it is believed the St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland Mary McAleese is the first woman president in the world to replace another woman president (Mary Robinson) River Shannon is longest river of Ireland and also of British Isles

  Ireland Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 52º 30' N, 7º 30' W
Area 70280 km2
Capital Dublin
Time Zone UTC
Official Name Republic of Ireland
Currency Euro (EUR)
Government Republic
Legislature Bicameral
Population 4156119
Independence Date 12/06/21
International Dialing Code 353
ISO Code alpha-3 IE
ISO Code alpha-2 IRL
GDP per Capita (PPP) $46,600.00
Climate Type Temperate Maritime
Major Language(s) English (official), Irish (official)
Major Ethnic Groups Irish, other white
Major Religious Groups Christian (Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland)
Administrative Divisions 26 Counties
Neighbouring Countries United Kingdom
Major Industries Mining, Textile, Chemical, Machinery, Software, Shipbuilding, Food processing and beverages, Transport equipment
Natural Resources Barite, Copper, Dolomite, Gypsum, Lead, Limestone, Natural gas, Zinc