Country 1 - Ireland

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Ireland

Type of government- Constitutional republic


Leader and title- Michael D. Higgins, President


Limited or unlimited- limited


Eupropean union member- yes


Current government event or concern- Ireland technically becomes first of Europes crisis-hit countries to emerge from international financial rescue program


Historical political event- Bloody Sunday


Historical monument- Anglo-Irish war


Person who changed history, how- John Phillip Holland, invented the submarine


Population- 4.589 million


% arable land- 1,062,000


Agriculture- Food, fibre, fuel


Human enviorment interaction- Fishing and farming


GDP $- 210.3 billion


GDP per capita $- 45,835.75


Currency- Euro


Exchange rate to U.S. dollars- 1 euro = $1.36 U.S. dollars


Major economic activities- agriculture: food and drinks


Famous brands of the country- Baileys Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Harp Lager, and Waterford Crystal


Language- English and Gaelic


Religion- Roman Catholic


Famous landmarks- Cliffs of Moher, Barney Stone, and Connemara


Cultural foods- corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew


Music/literature- folk/poetry has a past in Ireland


Location- Europe


Climate- mild and moist


Topography- rivers and hilly







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