Description about Map :-The Republic of Ireland is located in northwestern Europe between the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Ireland is Dublin, but other important cities include Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Ennis, Galway, Sligo, and Dundalk.
Ireland was inhabited by numerous native tribes in its early history. The Vikings invaded beginning in the 9th century, and eventually establish settlements along the island's coast. The Normans invaded beginning in 1169, soon taking control and establishing a feudal system in the country. The Normans and the Gaelic Irish intermixed, and English customs took over until the 15th century, when Irish culture had a resurgence. Ireland joined the United Kingdom in 1801. Civil unrest led to the war of independence ending in 1922, which caused the partition of Ireland into the Republic of Ireland, which gradually separated from the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland, which remained part of the United Kingdom.
Ireland is a highly developed country, and is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, despite being a very poor country in its history. Major industries include pharmaceuticals, computers and technology, agricultural products, and natural resources including zinc, lead, aluminia, gypsum, and limestone. Unlike neighboring Northern Ireland and the rest of Great Britain who use the British Pound as their currency, the Republic of Ireland is on the euro, and was one of its founding member states.
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An island nation, Ireland is located in Europe. The island of Ireland is located in the north-west of Europe, between latitudes 51° and 56° N, and longitudes 11° and 5° W.
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Lat Long53° 25' 0 N, 8° 0' 0 W
Official LanguageIrish and English
National day6 December (1921)
Form of GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
PresidentMichael D. Higgins
Prime MinisterEnda Kenny
GDP$192.223 billion 2012 estimate
Time ZoneWET (UTC+0)