Population of main cities:
Dublin (1,173,200); Cork (208,700); Limerick (94,200); Galway (80,000); Waterford (53,500); Drogheda (41,000); Swords (39,300); Dundalk (39,000); Bray (32,600); Navan (30,200)
More than 88% of the population is made of Irish nationals, while over 11% are non-Irish nationals (mostly from Poland, United Kingdom Lithuania or India). (Central Statistics Office
Irish (Gaelic) is the first official language and is spoken as a first language by about 55,000 people (mostly in the West). English is the de facto official language.
Other Languages Spoken:
English. Official documents are written in both languages.
Roman Catholic 88.4%; Church of Ireland 3%; other Christian 1.6%; other 1.5%; unspecified 2%; none 3.5%.
It is %T:%M %A In Dublin
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member.
As a high-tech and services based economy that is highly dependent on trade, Ireland—known as the ‘Celtic Tigre’ in the early 2000s for its strong economic performance—was hit hard by the economic crisis. It now records a large deficit (1.5% of GDP in 2015), but one that has steadily decreased since 2010. The economy has been showing other signs of recovery since 2014.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from Ireland, dial 00
To call Ireland, dial +353
58.2 per 100 Inhabitants
43.8 per 100 Inhabitants
79.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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