Flag of Ireland

Flag of Ireland

The Irish tricolor is composed of green, white and orange vertical stripe. Green color refers to the color of the emerald island and its Catholic part, orange points to the Protestant community and it is also a color of the Orange-Nassau family. The white stripe represents the efforts to unify these religious groups and to live in peace. The flag appeared in 1848 when it was used by the organization "Young Ireland movement", which strived to oppose the British rule. It had become more popular after 1916 when Irish republicans declared independence and it was accepted as the national flag in 1920. Moreover, the flag refers by its design to the French tricolor, which is perceived as a symbol of independence and freedom.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of United Kingdom The United Kingdom London 63,705,000 242,900 km2

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Main information

Country
Ireland
Capital city
Dublin
Population
4,593,100 (2013)
Total area
70,273 km2
Formation
6. 12. 1921
Highest point
Carrauntoohil (1,038 m)
GDP
$ 40,716 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
IE (IRL)
Calling code
+353
Internet TLD
.ie

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Irsko (Dublin)
English
Ireland (Dublin)
German
Irland (Dublin)
French
Irlande (Dublin)
Italian
Irlanda (Dublino)
Spanish
Irlanda (Dublin)
Russian
Ирландия (Дублин)
Slovak
Írsko (Dublin)
Polish
Irlandia (Dublin)
Portuguese
Irlanda (Dublin)
Chinese
爱尔兰岛 (都柏林)
Japanese
アイルランド島 (ダブリン)
Turkish
İrlanda (Dublin)
Norwegian
Irland (Dublin)
Swedish
Irland (Dublin)
Hungarian
Ír-sziget (Dublin)
Dutch
Ierland (Dublin)
Danish
Irland (Dublin)
Finnish
Irlanti (Dublin)
Hebrew
אירלנד (דבלין)

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