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Countries : Ireland:    


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   Capital   
Dublin
  
   Population   
4,015,676 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard
  
   Independence   
6 December 1921 (from UK by treaty)
   Location   
Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
  
   Area   
total: 70,280 sq km land: 68,890 sq km water: 1,390 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 360 km border countries: UK 360 km
  
   Climate   
temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time


  
   Natural resources   
natural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite
  
   Geography - note   
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
  
   Government type   
republic
  
   Currency - Currency code   
euro (EUR)

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   Internet country code:   
.ie
  
   Internet users:   
1.26 million (2003)



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