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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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