Ireland, the largest island in the EU, has a land area exceeding 70,000km², complemented by an expansive marine area over 6 times larger, measuring more than 488,000km². Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off continental European coast, Ireland shares a land border with the United Kingdom. The country features a sizable central plain surrounded by coastal uplands. Carrauntoohil stands as its highest point, reaching an elevation of 1,038m. With a population of 5.15 million people, Ireland maintains a population density of 75 people per km².


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