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Ireland
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I. General Facts – II. Christianity

I. General Facts

Lying west of Great Britain in the North Atlantic, Ireland belongs to the British Isles and covers an area of 84,421 km2. Its (esp. in the west) strongly cleft coastline has a total length of 3,173 km. Numerous small offshore islands and reefs played an important role in the history of Ireland as places of refuge, bridgeheads, and the like. The island's interior is relatively flat with a general altitude o…

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Köpf, Ulrich and Richter, Michael, “Ireland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_22907>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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