Background last update:6 Aug 2012


Location: The island of Ireland is located in Western Europe the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain.

Capital city: Dublin
Population: 4,062,235 (July 2006 est.)

Gross domestic production (GDP): 4.7% (2005 est.)
GDP per capita: $41,000 (2005 est.)


GDP composition by:

agriculture 5%


Industry 46%


Service 49% (2002 est.)


Surface area

Land use

Total: 70,280 sq km

Arable land: 16.82%

Land: 68,890 sq km

Permanent crops: 0.03%

Water: 1,390 sq km

Other: 83.15% (2005)

Information source: CIA World Factbook

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