Ireland profile

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  • Official name: Ireland (Irish: Éire)
  • Population: 4.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Area: 70,182 sq km (27,097 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Irish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs
  • GNI per capita: US $39,150 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ie
  • International dialling code: +353

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