Ireland - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland facts and history in brief
Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath1), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region.
The city has served continually as Ireland's capital city since mediaeval times.
City of Dublin
Motto: Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas ("happy the city where citizens obey")
Area: 114.99 km²
Population: 495,781 (2002)
The city proper has a population of some 495,000 (CSO Census 2002), though the population of the Dublin metropolitan area is higher, with the development and spread of suburbs and satellite towns continuing into the surrounding areas.
The population of the city and region is 1,164,400 (CSO Census 2002); although even this figure does not accurately reflect the population of "urban Dublin", failing to account for largely integrated parts of north-east Kildare and conversely, undeveloped rural areas in north Fingal.
The population of urban Dublin is currently projected to be 1,274,100 for the year 2006 when the next census will take place.
The term Dublin Region has become a substitute for the traditional County Dublin, whilst "Greater Dublin Area" is accepted as including Dublin city and all of counties Wicklow, Kildare, Fingal, South Dublin, Meath and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown with the limits of the commuter belt stretching to a much greater distance.
For a more information about Dublin see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin) December 2005
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This information was correct in December 2005. E. & O.E.
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