Ireland Facts

Ireland Facts
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Capital
Dublin

Population
3,840,838 (July 2001 est.)

Area
70,280 sq km, slightly larger than West Virginia

Government
Republic

Money
Irish pound (IEP); euro (EUR)

Climate
Temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time

Language
English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard)