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Ireland in facts and figures

Ireland in facts and figures

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Name of State: Ireland (Éire in Irish)

Capital: Dublin

Population: 4,581,269 (2011)

Total area:70,282 km2

Language: Irish is the first official language but English is used by the majority of people.

Head of government: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Head of state: President Michael D Higgins     ‌

Climate:Temperate climate. Rainfall between 800mm -1200mm

Religion: 84% Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland (incl Protestant religions) 2.93%, Muslim 1.1%,  Orthodox 0.98%.  5.88% say they have no religion

Currency: Euro

Flag: Tricolour of green, white and orange.

Emblem: Harp

National Day: Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March