Nation profile

Ireland
Éire

General information
Population
6,299,115 inhabitants (2011 census
Area
84.412 km²
Institutions
Government and Oireachtas (Parliament) in the Rep. of Ireland, Government and Assembly in Northern Ireland
Major cities
Dublin (capital of the Republic), Belfast (capital of Northern Ireland), Cork, Derry, Limerick
State administration
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Territorial languages
Irish, English
Official languages
Irish (Rep. of Ireland), English (Rep. of Ireland, Northern Ireland)
Major religion
Catholicism (majority), Protestantism (minority, but majority in Northern Ireland)