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  1. Ireland Milan Novák, C3A

  2. Main information • north-western part ofEurope • officialname: theRepublicofIreland (Eire) • capital: Dublin • population: 4 mil. people • area: 72 000 km² • 4 province and 26 counties • currency: Irishpound • languages: IrishandEnglish county= hrabství

  3. Geographical information • the Nord Channel, the Irish sea and St. George´s Channel • biggest mountain: Carrauntoohil • Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Wicklow Mountains, Antrim Plateau • longest river: Shannon • lakes: Lough Allen, Lough Ree, Lough Derg

  4. Climate • mild winters and cool summers • heavy rain falls in all seasons

  5. Population • 4 mil. people • density of population: 60 / km² • capital: Dublin • next big cities: Cork, Waterford and Galway

  6. Legislation • form of government: parliamentary democracy • head of state: president • head of government: prime minister

  7. History • 300 BC- conquered by the Celts • 17th March (461-492)- St. Patrick died • 12th century- the Norman conquest • 1801- the Act of Union • 1921- the Irish State was founded • 1949- the Irish State declerated itself the Republic of Ireland • 1973- the Ireland became the member of the European Union

  8. Dublin • capital of Ireland • biggest city • 1,2 million inhabitants • the river Liffey though Dublin • the river divide city into two parts (Northside and Southside)

  9. Irish writer • G. B. Shaw • 1856- 1950 • dramatist • got the Nobel Prize for literature • wrote: Pygmalion

  10. Music band • U2 • Irish rock band • founded in 1976 • 4 members: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen

  11. Sports • hurling- national sport • handball • beagling

  12. Famous drinks • Guinness • Irish Whisky

  13. Thank you for attention