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About Ireland in detail
Where is Ireland?
Ireland, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 53 19 N 6 14 W otherwise in Europe, in Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain.
What is the capital of Ireland?
The capital city of Ireland is: Dublin.
What is the time in Dublin?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Dublin is: UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for Ireland?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Ireland is: .ie
What is the size of Ireland?
The territory of Ireland is total: 70,273 sq km; land: 68,883 sq km, water: 1,390 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Ireland is slightly larger than West Virginia.
If we would like to walk around and discover Ireland, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 443 km.
What is the water coverage of Ireland?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Ireland is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,448 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Ireland?
The climate of Ireland is temperate maritime: modified by North Atlantic Current: mild winters, cool summers: consistently humid: overcast about half the time.
Geographical data of Ireland
The elevation of Ireland; mean elevation: 118 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Carrauntoohil 1,041 m.
The typical geographical details of Ireland include mostly flat to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Ireland is strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe; over 40% of the population resides within 100 km of Dublin.
Resources and land use of Ireland
The country’s main mined products are natural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 66.1%; arable land 15.4%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 50.7%; forest: 10.9%; other: 23% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Ireland
The number of inhabitants of Ireland is 4,952,473 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population distribution is weighted to the eastern side of the island, with the largest agglomeration being in and around Dublin; populations in the west are small due to mountainous land, poorer soil, lack of good transport routes, and fewer job opportunities.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 63.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Ireland is concentrated in DUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Ireland
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Irish 84.5%, other white 9.8%, Asian 1.9%, black 1.4%, mixed and other 0.9%, unspecified 1.6% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Ireland
The spoken languages in Ireland are the following: English (official language, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official language, spoken by approximately 38.7% of the population as a first or second language in 2011; mainly spoken in areas along the western coast).
What are the most important religions in Ireland?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 84.7%, Church of Ireland 2.7%, other Christian 2.7%, Muslim 1.1%, other 1.7%, unspecified 1.5%, none 5.7% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Ireland
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 21.51% (male 544,506 / female 520,934) 15-24 years: 11.8% (male 297,025 / female 287,512) 25-54 years: 43.52% (male 1,082,577 / female 1,072,721) 55-64 years: 10.33% (male 256,353 / female 255,155) 65 years and over: 12.84% (male 293,577 / female 342,113) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Ireland is 1.2% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Ireland the birth rate is 14.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Ireland the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Ireland, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Ireland are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Ireland
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy. Ireland was among the initial group of 12 EU nations that began circulating the euro on 1 January 2002.GDP growth averaged 6% in 1995-2007, but economic activity dropped sharply during the world financial crisis and the subsequent collapse of its domestic property market and construction industry. Faced with sharply reduced revenues and a burgeoning budgetIn late 2013, Ireland formally exited its EU-IMF bailout program, benefiting from its strict adherence to deficit-reduction targets and success in refinancing a large amount of banking-related debt. In 2014, the economy rapidly picked up and GDP grew by 5In the wake of the collapse of the construction sector and the downturn in consumer spending and business investment, the export sector, dominated by foreign multinationals, has become an even more important component of Ireland's economy. Ireland’s low c.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Ireland is $307.9 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Ireland is 4.9% (2016 estimate) 26.3% (2015 estimate) 8.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Ireland this is $69,400 (2016 estimate) $66,700 (2015 estimate) $53,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Ireland produces?
The main agricultural products of Ireland are barley, potatoes, wheat; beef, dairy products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices.
Drinking water source in Ireland
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.9% of population, rural: 97.8% of population, total: 97.9% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.1% of population, rural: 2.2% of population, total: 2.1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Ireland
In Ireland the average number of childbirth is 1.98 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Ireland
The average age of the population is total: 36.4 years; male: 36.1 years, female: 36.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Ireland it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Ireland is 4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 4 of the previous 8 years.
Is Ireland a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Ireland
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Ireland density of the hospital beds is 2.9 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Ireland the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Ireland the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Ireland is 27% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Ireland? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Ireland are N/A.
More interesting facts about Ireland
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600 and 150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. Norman invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. The Irish famine of the mid-19th century saw the population of the island drop by one third through starvation and emigration. For more than a century after that the population of the island continued to fall only to begin growing again in the 1960s. Over the last 50 years, Ireland's high birthrate has made it demographically one of the youngest populations in the EU. The modern Irish state traces its origins to the failed 1916 Easter Monday Uprising that touched off several years of guerrilla warfare resulting in independence from the UK in 1921 for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the UK. Unresolved issues in Northern Ireland erupted into years of violence known as the "Troubles" that began in the 1960s. The Government of Ireland was part of a process along with the UK and US Governments that helped broker what is known as The Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland in 1998. This initiated a new phase of cooperation between the Irish and British Governments. Ireland was neutral in World War II and continues its policy of military neutrality. Ireland joined the European Community in 1973 and the euro-zone currency union in 1999. The economic boom years of the Celtic Tiger (1995-2007) saw rapid economic growth, which came to an abrupt end in 2008 with the meltdown of the Irish banking system. Today the economy is recovering, fueled by large and growing foreign direct investment, especially from US multi-nationals..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Ireland: 6 December 1921 (from the UK by treaty).
The flag and other symbols of Ireland
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and orange; officially the flag colors have no meaning, but a common interpretation is that the green represents the Irish nationalist (Gaelic) tradition of Ireland; orange represents the Orange tradition (minority supporters of William of Orange); white symbolizes peace (or a lasting truce) between the green and the orange. Note: similar to the flag of Cote d'Ivoire, which is shorter and has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green; also similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter and has colors of green (hoist side), white, and red.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Ireland: harp, shamrock (trefoil); national colors: blue, green.
Constitution of Ireland
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Ireland?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Ireland is common law system based on the English model but substantially modified by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts by Supreme Court.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Ireland, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Oireachtas consists of the Senate or Seanad Eireann (60 seats; 43 members indirectly elected by panels of various vocational interests, 11 appointed by the prime minister, and 6 elected by graduates of the University of Dublin and the National University of Ireland; members serve 5-year terms) and the House of Representatives or Dail Eireann (158 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: Senate - last held in April and May 2016 (next to be held no later than 2021); House of Representatives - last held on 26 February 2016 (next to be held no later than 2021)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Fine Gael 19, Fianna Fail 14, Sinn Fein 7, Labor Party 5, Sinn Fein 3, Green Party 1, independent 14; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - Fine Gael 25.5%, Fianna Fail 24.4%, Sinn Fein 13.8%, Labor Party 6.6%, AAA-PBD 4.0%, Social Democrats 3.0%, Green Party 2.7%, Renua Ireland 2.2% independents 17.8%; seats by party - Fine Gael 50, Fianna Fail 44, Sinn Fein 23, Labor Party 7, AAA-PBP 6, Social Democrats 3, Green Party 2, independent 23.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Ireland
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Ireland the labor force is 2.181 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Ireland is total: 3.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Ireland is 8% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Ireland, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.9% highhest 10%: 27.2% (2000).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Ireland the GINI index is .31,3 (2013 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Ireland the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.9% highhest 10%: 27.2% (2000).
About the budget and central governments debt of Ireland
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Ireland is; revenues: $78.47 billion, expenditures: $80.86 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 25.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Ireland is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Ireland
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate), 0% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 3.3% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Ireland
Ireland, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Ireland is: $160.1 billion (2016 estimate), $160.9 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals; foodstuffs, animal products.
The most important imported products are: data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, clothing, and the countries from where the import is coming: UK 32.5%, US 14%, France 10.2%, Germany 9.3%, Netherlands 4.9%, China 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Ireland
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Ireland, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 2.7% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 25% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Ireland, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Ireland; modern digital system using cable and microwave radio relaydomestic: system privatized but dominated by former state monopoly operator; increasing levels of broadband access particularly in urban areasinternational: country code - 353; landing point for the Hibernia-Atlantic submarine cable with links to the US, Canada, and UK; satellite earth stations - 81 (2014).
Transport infrastructure in Ireland
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Ireland: 40 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Ireland: total: 96,036 km, paved: 96,036 km (includes 1,224 km of expressways) (2014).
The total length of the waterways in Ireland: 956 km (pleasure craft only) (2010).
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Facts about Ireland
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Ireland, local long form: none, local short form: Eire, etymology: the modern Irish name "Eire" evolved from the Gaelic "Eriu," the name of the matron goddess of Ireland (goddess of the land); the names "Ireland" in English and "Eire" in Irish are direct translations of each other.
|Abbrevation: Ireland||Geographic coordinates:
53 00 N, 8 00 W
|Capital of Ireland: Dublin||GPS of the Capital:
53 19 N 6 14 W
|Position: Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain|
|Land area: total: 70,273 sq km; land: 68,883 sq km, water: 1,390 sq km||Terrain: mostly flat to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast
||Area comparative: slightly larger than West Virginia|
|Population: 4,952,473 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.2% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.86 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $160.1 billion (2016 estimate), $160.9 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $88.01 billion (2016 estimate), $87.79 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: UK 32.5%, US 14%, France 10.2%, Germany 9.3%, Netherlands 4.9%, China 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 63.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): DUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015)||Median age: total: 36.4 years; male: 36.1 years, female: 36.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 3.92 million. Percent of population: 80.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,932,059. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 39 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 4.902 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 100 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural) adjective: Irish||National holidays: Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.8 years. Male: 78.5 years, female: 83.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.98 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 14.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law system based on the English model but substantially modified by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts by Supreme Court||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices||Industrial production growth rate: 1.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4.9% (2016 estimate) 26.3% (2015 estimate) 8.5% (2014 estimate)|
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