Welcome to Ireland
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Flag Description
Three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and orange; officially the flag colors have no meaning, but a common interpretation is that the green represents the Irish nationalist (Gaelic) tradition of Ireland; orange represents the Orange tradition (minority supporters of William of Orange); white symbolizes peace (or a lasting truce) between the green and the orange

note: similar to the flag of Cote d'Ivoire, which is shorter and has the colors reversed - orange (hoist side), white, and green; also similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter and has colors of green (hoist side), white, and red

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from the United Kingdom
- Declared 24 April 1916
- Ratified 21 January 1919


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Calling code

Euro (€)[note 1] (EUR)

Geographic Coordinates
53°20.65'N 6°16.05'W

Official languages

Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain

Geographic coordinates
53 00 N, 8 00 W

Map references

total: 70,273 sq km
country comparison to the world: 120
land: 68,883 sq km
water: 1,390 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly larger than West Virginia

1,448 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Carrauntoohil 1,041 m

noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish

English (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official, spoken mainly in areas along the western coast)

National symbol(s)
harp, shamrock (trefoil)

National anthem
name: "Amhran na bhFiann" (The Soldier's Song)

National Anthem lyrics/music
Peadar KEARNEY [English], Liam O RINN [Irish]/Patrick HEENEY and Peadar KEARNEY
note: adopted 1926; instead of "Amhran na bhFiann," the song "Ireland's Call" is often used in athletic events where citizens of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland compete as a unified team

revenues: $75.32 billion
expenditures: $91.3 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
34.1% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 70

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Welcome to Ireland
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