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Dublin Facts




General Facts about Dublin

GENERAL

  • Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. 
  • Dublin was voted "Europe's city of Culture." 1991
  • Dublin City covers a land area of 11,496 hectares

     

LANGUAGES

  • English and Irish

CURRENCY

  • Euro

POPULATION

Total:

1,122,821 people living in Greater Dublin Area

of which:

Dublin City Council area: 495,781

Female:

Dublin: 257,968

Male:

Dublin: 237,813



RELIGION

The main religions are:-

Total: 495,781

Dublin City

Roman Catholic

82.23%

Church of Ireland

2.47%

Muslim

0.87%

Other

7.78%

Not Specified

6.66%



EDUCATION

Educational Institutions in Dublin City include:

3 Universities:

Dublin City Universitywww.dcu.ie
Trinity Collegewww.tcd.ie
University College Dublinwww.ucd.ie


1 Institute of Technology:

Dublin Institute of Technologywww.dit.ie


4 Colleges of Education

Griffith Collegewww.gcd.ie
Royal College of Physicians Irelandwww.rcpi.ie
National College of Art & Designwww.ncad.ie
Royal College of Surgeons Irelandwww.ncsi.ie


12 Other 3rd Level Institutes

All Hallows Collegewww.allhallows.ie
American College in Dublinwww.amcd.ie
Ballyfermot College of Further Educationwww.scb.ie
Coláiste Mhuire, Marinowww.mie.ie
Dublin Institute of Designwww.dublindesign.ie
Inchicore College of Further Educationwww.inchicorecollege.ie
Institute of Public Administrationwww.ipa.ie
Irish Management Institutewww.imi.ie
Portobello Collegewww.portobello.ie
Royal Irish Academywww.ria.ie
Church of Ireland College of Educationwww.cice.ie
Law Society of Irelandwww.lawsociety.ie


GEOGRAPHY

Main Rivers

The Liffey, Poddle, Dodder and Tolka

Sea

The Irish Sea

Average Temperature

During Summer 16 - 20°C

During Winter 4 - 7°C

Rainfall

840.20mm



TOURISM

Number of tourists (2002)

6,574,000

From Britain

3,681,000

From North America

977,000

From Europe (Mainland)

1,600,000

Other

317,000



HOUSING (average price in 2002)

Region

No. of new dwellings

Increase since 2001

Greater Dublin Area

20,675

25.3%

Dublin County

12,623

31.4%