Flag of Ireland (GIF)


The national flag of Ireland is a vertical three-color flag in green, white, and orange. The green color symbolizes Roman Catholics, while the orange color represents minority Protestants. The white color in the middle represents the hope of unity and lasting peace between Protestants and Catholics. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted in 1922.

Its coat of arms features a golden harp on a dark blue shield, symbolizing Irish sovereignty.

The Ireland flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in north-western Europe. Its capital is Dublin, and its population is about 4,857,000.

The waving flag of Ireland with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Dublin (pop. 1,173,000)
Other major cities:Cork (209,000)
Limerick (94,000)
Galway (80,000)
Official languages:Irish, English
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:82.2% White Irish
9.5% Other White
2.6% Not stated
2.1% Other Asian / Asian Irish
1.5% Other
1.2% Black Irish / Black African
0.7% Irish Traveller
0.1% Other Black
Religion:78.3% Roman Catholic
10.1% Non-religious
4.2% Protestant
1.3% Muslim
6.1% Other
Demonym:Irish
Area:70,273 km² (27,133 sq mi)
Population:4,857,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Ireland (Irish: Bratach agus armas na h√Čireann), GIF

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