capital and largest city of Ireland

Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and the biggest city on the island of Ireland.[9] In 2011, there were over 1.1 million people living in the Greater Dublin Area.[10]

Baile Átha Cliath
Flag of Dublin
Coat of arms of Dublin
The Fair City
Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas
"The Obedience of the citizens produces a happy city"[1]
Dublin is located in Ireland
Location of Dublin in Ireland
Dublin is located in Europe
Dublin (Europe)
Coordinates: 53°20′59″N 6°15′37″W / 53.34972°N 6.26028°W / 53.34972; -6.26028
 • TypeCity Council
 • HeadquartersDublin City Hall
 • Lord MayorHazel Chu (Green Party)
 • Dáil ÉireannDublin Central
Dublin Bay North
Dublin North-West
Dublin South-Central
Dublin Bay South
 • European ParliamentDublin constituency
 • Capital of Ireland/City114.99 km2 (44.40 sq mi)
 • Urban
318 km2 (123 sq mi)
 • Capital of Ireland/City553,165[2]
 • Density4,811/km2 (12,460/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
 • Greater Dublin
 • Ethnicity
(2011 Census)
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Dubliner, Dub
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
D01 to D18, D20, D22, D24 & D6W
Area code01 (+3531)
GDPUS$ 90.1 billion[8]
GDP per capitaUS$ 51,319[8]

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 for all sports, Croke Park. It can hold up to 85,000 people. Croke Park is the usual venue for all Ireland hurling and football finals. The Aviva Stadium hosts rugby and soccer.


  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. "Sapmap Area - NUTS III - Dublin Region". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  6. "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
  7. "Census 2016 Profile 2 - Population Distribution and Movements - CSO - Central Statistics Office". www.cso.ie. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  9. "BBC News - Ireland country profile". BBC News. London: BBC. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  10. "CSO: Statistics: Population of each Province, County and City 2006". cso.ie. 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.

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