Ireland: General facts

Political system: parliamentary democracyCapital: DublinTotal area: 70,273 square kilometresPopulation: 4.8 millionOfficial languages: Irish and EnglishCurrency: euro

Political system: parliamentary democracy
Capital: Dublin
Total area: 70,273 square kilometres
Population: 4.8 million
Official languages: Irish and English
Currency: euro

Source: CIA World Factbook

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