The Real Ireland

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Larson The Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland) Sean Larson Professor Koutroumanis GIS 101 4 December 2006 1
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Larson Sean Larson Professor Koutroumanis GIS 101 4 December 2006 The Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland) Ireland is broken-up into two different parts, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland, which are in a constant battle against one another. Northern Ireland is controlled by the United Kingdom and contains six counties. Southern Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, consists of 26 counties. (Gall, Timothy L). The split and hostility between the two started because there was an establishment of the United Kingdom and Ireland. (Culture Grams World Edition 2004 ). The big thing was the religious differences of both nations, the north being Protestant English and the south being Irish Catholicism. (Gall, Timothy L). The land of Ireland cover 27,135 square miles, the Republic of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island of Ireland. There are rocky coastal hills and low mountains surrounding the inside of the island, which is fertile and green because of all the precipitation. The most common river in Ireland is the Shannon River, it is also the longest in Ireland. The temperature ranges from 30°F to 65°F, and it snows only a few days out of the year. (Culture Grams World Edition 2004 ). The economy of Ireland is one of great difference from the United States. Ireland’s Gross Domestic Profit (GDP), is the fourth highest GDP in the world. (Culture Grams World Edition 2004). Ireland’s GDP stands at a high, $165.1 billion, which is then split into three different categories, services, industries, and agriculture. Services 2
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Larson make up the greatest amount of GDP, 49 percent. Industry comes in second making up 46 percent of Ireland’s GDP. Then agriculture comes in last, consisting of only five percent of the GDP. ( https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/ei.html ). Ireland’s Gross Domestic Profit as a Per Capita is at $41,100. Ireland’s GDP has constantly been changing over the years, mainly increasing. (Dinan, Desmond). Ireland relies on trade with many other countries, especially those in the European Union. (Culture Grams World Edition 2004 ). Exports include machinery, computers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, live animals, and animal products. All of these exports bring in around $102 billion in revenue. The imports, which consist of data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, and clothing, cost Ireland $65.47 billion. ( https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/ei.html ). The trade partners for imports and exports are different from one another. The imports are taken from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands. The United Kingdom has the highest percentage of Ireland’s imports at 37 percent. The United States has 13.8 percent, Germany has 9.2 percent, and the Netherlands control 4.5 percent of Irelands imports.
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