Dublin

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Dublin
Baile Átha Cliath
Top: Dublin Custom House, Middle: O'Connell Street, Bottom left: Temple Bar, Bottom right: Phoenix Park.

Coat of arms
Motto: Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas
Latin: literally, "The citizens' obedience is the city's happiness" (rendered more loosely as "Happy the city where citizens obey" by the council itself)
Location of Dublin
Coordinates: 53°20′52″N 6°15′35″W / 53.34778°N 6.25972°W / 53.34778; -6.25972Coordinates: 53°20′52″N 6°15′35″W / 53.34778°N 6.25972°W / 53.34778; -6.25972
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
Government
 • Type City
 • Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí (Fine Gael)
Area
 • City 114.99 km2 (44.40 sq mi)
 • Urban 921 km2 (356 sq mi)
 • Metro 6,980 km2 (2,690 sq mi)
Population
 • City 505,739
 • Urban 1,045,769
 • Metro 1,661,185
 • Demonym Dubliner, Dub, Jackeen
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (UTC+1)
Postal districts D1-18, 20, 22, 24, D6W
Area code(s) 01

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland.[1] The Greater Dublin Area has a population of 1,187,176 people.[2] Dublin is also the biggest city on the island of Ireland.

Dublin was built by the Vikings and is built upon the river Liffey. The river divides the city into two parts, North Dublin and South Dublin.

Many famous writers lived in Dublin. Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw were born in Dublin. James Joyce is probably Dublin's best known and most international writer.

Dublin is home to Ireland's largest stadium, Croke Park. It can hold up to 85,000 people. Croke Park is the usual venue for all Ireland hurling and football finals.

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