IRELAND

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Ireland facts

Official Name: Eire / Ireland
Capital: Dublin
Population: 6 million (aprox.)
Area: 84,421 sq km / 32,595 sq km
Currency: Euro
Religion: Christianity
Literacy: 99%
Languages: Irish and English. English is the language generally used and Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) is mainly spoken in areas located along the western coast. 

Major Cities: Dublin (capital), Belfast, Limerick, Cork, Galway.
Climate: temperate maritime modified by North Atlantic Current. Mild winters, cool summers. 

National Day: St. Patrick´s Day (March 17)

Map: Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com)

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