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Ireland: Geography#

LocationWestern Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
Geographic Coordinates53 00 N, 8 00 W 53.0,-8.0
Area total: 70,273 sq km
land: 68,883 sq km
water: 1,390 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 70273
DBpedia: 84421
Geoname: 70280
Infoplease: 70280
Britannica: 70273
Wolfram: 70273

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Land boundariestotal: 443 km
border countries: UK 443 km
Coastline1,448 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Carrauntoohil 1,041 m
Highest MountainsCarrantuohill 1040 m; Cahir 1001 m
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Important Mountains
Terrainmostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcenatural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite
Land Usearable land: 15.11%
permanent crops: 0.01%
other: 84.87% (2011)
Climatetemperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time
Irrigated Land11 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources52 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater pollution, especially of lakes, from agricultural runoff
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Dublin; Cork; Limerick; Tallaght; Galway
According to Geonames: Dublin; Cork; Dún Laoghaire; Luimneach; Gaillimh

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe; over 40% of the population resides within 100 km of Dublin