The Relative Size of Ireland
Ireland's History in Maps

The island of Ireland covers 84,431 square kilometers (32,599 square miles). At its widest the island is about 280 km (174 mi). At its longest (north-south) it is 486 km (302 mi). The island includes the Republic of Ireland (70,283 sq km/27,136 sq mi) and Northern Ireland (14,148 sq km/5463 sq mi).
Ireland shaded in green
Ireland displays a magnificent coastline over 3,000 miles long that is indented by numerous peninsulas. The coast is accentuated by mountains along much of its perimeter.



In comparison, the island of Ireland is about the size of the State of Indiana (U.S.). Indiana is 35,910 square miles in area.
Ireland overlayed on the State of Indiana, U.S.
The population of the island of Ireland is about 5.5 million (Republic of Ireland - 3.84 million, Northern Ireland - 1.7 million). The population of Indiana is about 6 million.



Take a geographic stroll through Irish History -- Ancient Ireland
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