:: EUROPE - Ireland

Capital: Dublin

Total Population (million): 4.366193
Annual growth rate: 1,143%
Density: 59inhab./km²
Urban population: 60,5%
Ethnic Origins: Irish, with English minority.
Official Language: Irish (Gaelic), spoken as a first language by about 55,000 people (mostly in the west)
Other languages spoken: English. Official documents are printed in both languages.
Business language: English
Religion: Roman Catholic 88.4%; Church of Ireland 3%; Other Christian 1.6%; Other 1.5%; Unspecified 2%; None 3.5%.
Country overview

Area: 70270 km²
Type of State: Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government. The president, who serves as head of state in a largely ceremonial role, is elected for a 7-year term and can be re-elected only once. There is universal suffrage for those over 18.
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member
A dynamic economy but suffering from a disturbing labor shortage.

Telephone code:
To call from Ireland, dial 00
To call in Ireland, dial 353
Internet suffix: .ie
Computers: 49.7
Telephone lines: 49,4
Internet users: 33,9
Access to electricity: n.c.



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