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Ireland
(5,613 words)

Eire/Ireland

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

4,888,000

Area

70,000 sq. km (27,000 sq. mi)

Population density

70/sq. km (180/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.79% (per 1,000: births 12, deaths 7)

Under 15 years

21%

Urban dwellers

64% (1.15% p.a.)

Capital city

Dublin 1,228,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

91% English, 4% Irish, 1% Polish, 1% Arabic, plus 31 others

Peoples

60% Irish; 30% Irish Gaelic; 1…

Cite this page
“Ireland”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02IRL>
First published online: 2020



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