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Ireland

Welcome to Ireland. The country’s evergreen terrain has earned it the nickname Emerald Isle. Come explore this enchanting land with TIME For Kids.

Get to know Ireland! Get the facts about its land, products and people.

 

Official name: Ireland

 

Size: 27,133 square miles (70,273 square kilometers); slightly larger than West Virginia

 

Population: 4, 670, 976 as of July 2011

 

Capital: Dublin

 

Official Language: Irish, or Gaelic, and English

 

Literacy: 99%

 

Religion: Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 7.8

 

Currency: Euro

 

Climate: Cool,damp, and overcast most of the year, mild winters and cool summers

 

Agriculture: beef, dairy products, barley, potatoes, wheat

 

Industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing, medical devices

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