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The area of Irelandis 84,421 square kilometres(32,595 square miles). The country is mostly lowland with mountains around the coast.
The highest mountain isCarrantuohillat 1,040 metres(93,414 feet).
The River Shannon is the longest river in Irelandand it is longer than any river in Britain also.
The climate of Ireland is mild. It is neither very hot in summer or very cold in winter.

The population of the Republic of Irelandis 3.5 million. There are 1.6 million in Northern Ireland.
The national flag of Ireland is a tricolour of green, white and orange.

country coat of arms A gold harp with silver strings on a blue background is used as the Arms of Ireland.
Click on the image to visit the web site of the Irish Government

St.Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. His feastday is celebrated on the 17th. of March and it is a national holiday. It is celebrated not only by people in Ireland but by people of Irish background throughout the world.
The largest parade is in Dublin but many other towns and cities includingAnytownhold parades.

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