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Country Ireland


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Region Western Europe
Area (sq km) 70,273
Border United Kingdom
Population 4,892,305
Nationality Irishman, Irishwoman, the Irish
Ethnicity Irish 87.4%, other white 7.5%, Asian 1.3%, black 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, unspecified 1.6%
Religion Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2%
Language English, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge)
Literacy 99%
Government Republic, Parliamentary Democracy
Capital Dublin
Leader President Michael D. Higgins (since November 11, 2011); Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny (since March 9, 2011)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Independence Day Dec. 6, 1921 (from United Kingdom by treaty)
National Holiday Saint Patrick's Day (March 17)
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