Ireland at a glance


FACTSFull name: Ireland, ÉireCapital: DublinArea: 70,723 sq km, including 68,883 sq km of land and 1,390 sq km of waterPopulation: 4,203,000 (July 2009 estimate)Population growth rate: 1.12% (2009 estimate)Major languages: English; Gaelige (Irish Gaelic)Major religion: Roman CatholicismLife expectancy: 75.6 years (men); 81.06 years (women) (2009 estimate)Currency: euroGDP (official exchange rate): $229.4 billion (2009 estimate)GDP (adjusted for purchasing power parity): $176.9 billion