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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Ireland

  • Éire  (Irish)
  • Airlann  (Ulster Scots)
Satellite image of Ireland
Satellite image, October 2010
Map of Ireland in Europe.svg
Location of Ireland (dark green)

in Europe (dark grey)

LocationNorthwestern Europe
Coordinates53°25′N 8°0′W / 53.417°N 8.000°W / 53.417; -8.000Coordinates: 53°25′N 8°0′W / 53.417°N 8.000°W / 53.417; -8.000
Adjacent bodies of waterAtlantic Ocean
Area84,421 km2 (32,595 sq mi)[1]
Area rank20th[2]
Coastline7,527 km (4677.1 mi)[3][4]
Highest elevation1,041 m (3415 ft)
Highest pointCarrauntoohil
Largest cityDublin (pop. 1,173,179)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Largest cityBelfast (pop. 343,542)
Population6,572,728 (2016)[a][5]
Population rank19th
Pop. density77.8/km2 (201.5/sq mi)
LanguagesEnglish, Irish, ISL, Ulster Scots, NISL, Shelta
Ethnic groups
Additional information
Time zone
 • Summer (DST)
Patron saintsSaint Patrick
Saint Brigid
Saint Colmcille
  1. ^ Including surrounding islands.


Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.