Total Population (million): 4.366193
Annual growth rate: 1,143%
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
Business language: English
Religion: Roman Catholic 88.4%; Church of Ireland 3%; Other
Christian 1.6%; Other 1.5%; Unspecified 2%; None 3.5%.
Area: 70270 kmÂ²
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.
To call from Ireland, dial 00
To call in Ireland, dial 353
Internet suffix: .ie
Telephone lines: 49,4
Internet users: 33,9
Access to electricity: n.c.