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Statistical Information About Ireland.

 
Metric
Imperial
Total Area
84,415.54 Sq Km
32,593 sq miles
Area; Republic
70,284.56 Sq Km
27,137 sq miles
Area: North 14,130.99 Sq Km
5,456 sq miles
Total Land Area 81,732.31 Sq Km
31,557 sq miles
Land Area Republic 68,378.33 Sq Km
26,401 sq miles
Land Area North 13,353.99 Sq Km
5,156 sq miles
Total Area of Water 2,683.23 Sq Km
1,036 sq miles
Water Area Republic 1,906.23 Sq Km
736 sq miles
Water Area North 777 Sq Km 300 sq miles
Total Length of Coastline 3,170.40 Km
1,970 miles
Coastline Republic 2,795.42 Km
1,737 miles
Coastline North 373.37 Km
232 miles
Greatest Length N to S 486.02 Km
302 miles
Greatest Width E to W 275.20 Km
171 miles
Irish Mile (2,240 Yards) 2.049 Km
1.272 miles
Statute or English Mile (1,760 Yards) 1.61 Km 1 mile
Nautical Mile (6,080 ft) 1.853 Km 1.15 Miles
League 4.83 Km
3 miles

Climate.

Instance
Location
Date
Statistic
Highest Recorded Temperature Kilkenny Castle 26/06/1887 92F : 33.3 C
Lowest Recorded Temperature Omagh Co Tyrone 23/01/1881 -29.2 F : -19.4 C
Heaviest Rainfall Orra Beg Antrim 01/08/1980 3.82 inches in 45 minutes
Highest Recorded Wind Speed Kilkeel Co Down Jan 1974 108 knots
Longest Recorded Drought Limerick 03/04 to 10.05 1938 . 37 days

Miscellaneous Facts.

Argentina has the largest non English speaking Irish community in the world.
The Fastnet Rock lighthouse off the south coast of Ireland is built with 2,074 granite blocks weighing between 1 3/4 and 3 tons.
County Donegal has the largest herd of wild red deer in Europe.
Irelands oldest bridge is situated in Glanworth Co Cork it was built in 1446
Irelands only salt mine is at Carrickfergus County Antrim.
The annals record that on more than 1,000 people were killed in storms in the west of Ireland. 17th March 803
Freak winds destroy forests, churches and houses. 11th November 892
The Royal Cork Yacht Club stage the worlds first power boat race. 11th July 1903
The Hon Charles Rolls, sets up a world land speed record of 93 mph in Phoenix Park. 1903
The Volta, Irelands first cinema opens in Dublin 20th Dec 1909
First recorded use of firearms in Ireland 1487
Driest Year 1887
Heaviest Snowfall January 1917

 
Location.
Imperial
Metric
Highest Point Arrant Co Kerry 3,404 Ft 1,041 meters
Largest Island Achill Co Mayo 36,248 Acres 14,669.20 Ha
Longest River Shannon 224 Miles 360.49 Km
Largest Lake Lough Neagh 149.61 Sq Miles 387.49 Sq Km
Highest Waterfall Powerscourt Co Wicklow 350 ft 106 M
Oldest Bridge Glanworth Co Cork Built 1446
Highest Cliff Croaghan Co Mayo 2,192 ft 668 M
Longest Stalactite Polan Ionain Co Clare 20 ft 4 in 6.2 M

Population Census.

1841 8,175,124. All Ireland
1851 6,552,385 All Ireland
1861 5,798,967 All Ireland
1871 5,412,377. All Ireland
1881 5,174,836. All Ireland
1891 April 4,704,750. All Ireland
1901 March 4,458,775. All Ireland
1911 April 4,390,219. All Ireland
1936 April 2,968,420 Eire
1937 October 1,279,745 NI
1946 May 2,955,107. Eire
1951 April 1,370,921. NI
1951 April 2,960,593 Eire
1961 April 1,425,042. NI
1961 April 2,818,341. Eire
1966 October 1,484,775 NI
1966 April 2,884,002. Eire
1971 April 1,536,065 NI
1971 April 2,978,248 Eire
1981 April 1,481,959 NI
1981 April 3,443,405 Eire
1991 April 1,577,836. NI
1991 April 3,525,719. Eire
2001 April 1.685,000 NI

More NI census information here.

See also our Chronology page.