FACTS & FIGURES
POPULATION
3,797,257
(July 2000 est.)
AREA
27,137 sq. miles Slightly larger than West Virginia
CURRENCY
Irish Punt (IEP)
EXCHANGE
1 U.S. dollar=0.866 IEP (August 2001 est.)
CAPITAL
Dublin
GDP
Irelandís GDP is US$73.7 billion (1999 est.)
INDUSTRIES
The countryís top industries include food products, brewing, textiles, clothing, software, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, transportation equipment, glass and crystal