Ireland

Capital: 
Dublin
Location: 
Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
Country Code: 
IE
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 70,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 1,500 km
Climate: 
temperate maritime;modified by North Atlantic Current;mild winters, cool summers;consistently humid;overcast about half the time
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains;sea cliffs on west coast
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
peat
Natural Resource: 
copper
Natural Resource: 
lead
Natural Resource: 
zinc
Natural Resource: 
silver
Natural Resource: 
barite
Natural Resource: 
gypsum
Natural Resource: 
limestone
Natural Resource: 
dolomite
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 47 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
N/A
Environmental Issues: 
water pollution
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 26 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 25 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 303 Million kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
Approx. 753 Million kWh
Oil (Production): 
0 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 188,000 bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 23,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 191,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 440 million cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 5.2 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 4 Million
Nationality: 
Irishman
Ethnic Groups: 
Irish
Ethnic Groups: 
Other White
Ethnic Groups: 
Asian
Ethnic Groups: 
Black
Ethnic Groups: 
Mixed
Unofficial Language: 
English
Unofficial Language: 
Irish
Unofficial Language: 
Gaelic
Type Of Government: 
republic
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 99% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
turnips
Agricultural Products: 
barley
Agricultural Products: 
potatoes
Agricultural Products: 
sugar beets
Agricultural Products: 
wheat
Agricultural Products: 
beef
Agricultural Products: 
dairy products
Industrial Products: 
steel
Industrial Products: 
lead
Industrial Products: 
zinc
Industrial Products: 
silver
Industrial Products: 
aluminum
Industrial Products: 
barite
Industrial Products: 
gypsum
Industrial Products: 
food products
Industrial Products: 
brewing
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
clothing
Industrial Products: 
chemcials
Industrial Products: 
pharmaceuticals
Industrial Products: 
machinery
Industrial Products: 
rail transportation equipment
Industrial Products: 
glass
Industrial Products: 
crystal
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $75 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $105 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $2.2 Trillion
Stock of Money: 
N/A
GDP: 
Approx. $177 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. -2%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 7%
Export Value: 
Approx. $107 Billion
Export Product: 
machinery
Export Product: 
equipment
Export Product: 
computers
Export Product: 
chemicals
Export Product: 
pharmaceuticals
Export Product: 
live animals
Export Product: 
animal products
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
United Kingdom
Export Partner: 
Belgium
Export Partner: 
Germany
Export Partner: 
Grance
Export Partner: 
Spain
Import Value: 
Approx. $65 Billion
Import Product: 
data processing equipment
Import Product: 
other machinery
Import Product: 
equipment
Import Product: 
chemicals
Import Product: 
petroleum
Import Product: 
petroleum produts
Import Product: 
textiles
Import Product: 
clothing
Import Partner: 
United Kingdom
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
Netherlands
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .ie
Airports: 
39
Railways: 
Approx. 3,000 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 96,000 km
Waterways: 
Approx. 1000 km
Ports: 
Cork, Dublin, Shannon Foynes
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 1,500 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 5 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 78 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 2 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: 6%
Occupation: 
industry: 27%
Occupation: 
services: 67%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 12%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 4%