Dublin

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Dublin
Baile Átha Cliath
Capital of Ireland
Clockwise, from top: Samuel Beckett Bridge, Trinity College, The Custom House, Dublin Castle, O'Connell Bridge, Convention Centre.
Flag of Dublin
Flag
Coat of arms of Dublin
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The Fair City
Motto(s): Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas
"The Obedience of the citizens produces a happy city"[1]
Dublin is located in Ireland
Dublin
Dublin
Location of Dublin in Ireland
Dublin is located in Europe
Dublin
Dublin
Dublin (Europe)
Coordinates: 53°20′59″N 6°15′37″W / 53.34972°N 6.26028°W / 53.34972; -6.26028Coordinates: 53°20′59″N 6°15′37″W / 53.34972°N 6.26028°W / 53.34972; -6.26028
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
Government
 • TypeCity Council
 • HeadquartersDublin City Hall
 • Lord MayorNial Ring (Independent)
 • Dáil ÉireannDublin Central
Dublin Bay North
Dublin North-West
Dublin South-Central
Dublin Bay South
 • European ParliamentDublin constituency
Area[3][4]
 • Capital of Ireland114.99 km2 (44.40 sq mi)
 • Urban318 km2 (123 sq mi)
Population
 • Capital of Ireland553,165[2]
 • Density4,811/km2 (12,460/sq mi)
 • Urban1,173,179[7]
 • Metro1,347,359[5][6]
 • Greater Dublin1,904,806[8][9]
 • Ethnicity
(2011 Census)
Demonym(s)Dubliner, Dub
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
EircodeD01 to D18, D20, D22, D24 & D6W
Area code(s)01 (+3531)
GDPUS$ 90.1 billion[10]
GDP per capitaUS$ 51,319[10]
Websitewww.dublincity.ie

Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and the biggest city on the island of Ireland.[11] The Greater Dublin Area has a population of 1,187,176 people.[12]

Dublin was built by the Vikings 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dublin City Council, Dublin City Coat of Arms". Dublincity.ie. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. "Ireland: Cities & Legal Towns". City Population. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. "Census of Population 2011" (PDF). Preliminary Results. Central Statistics Office. 30 June 2011. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. "Census of Population 2011". Population Density and Area Size by Towns by Size, Census Year and Statistic. Central Statistics Office. April 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  5. Dublin Region
  6. "Sapmap Area - NUTS III - Dublin Region". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. "Census of Population 2016" (PDF). Profile 1 - Geographical distribution. Central Statistics Office. 6 April 2017. p. 15. Retrieved 6 April 2017. Table 2.2 Population of urban areas, 2011 and 2016 [..] 2016 [..] Dublin city & suburbs [..] 1,173,179
  8. Greater Dublin Area
  9. "Census 2016 Profile 2 - Population Distribution and Movements - CSO - Central Statistics Office". www.cso.ie. Retrieved 2018-01-18.[permanent dead link]
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  11. "BBC News - Ireland country profile". BBC News. London: BBC. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  12. "CSO: Statistics: Population of each Province, County and City 2006". cso.ie. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 2 February 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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