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Coat of arms of Dublin  Baile Átha Cliath
Coat of arms
Location of Dublin
Location of Dublin
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
 • Type City
 • Lord Mayor Christy Burke
 • City 114.99 km2 (44.40 sq mi)
 • Urban
921 km2 (356 sq mi)
 • Metro
6,980 km2 (2,690 sq mi)
 • City 505,739
 • Urban
 • Metro
 • Demonym
Dubliner, Dub, Jackeen

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland.[1] The Greater Dublin Area has a population of 1,187,176 people.[2] Dublin is also the biggest city on the island of Ireland.

Dublin was built by the Vikings and is built upon the river Liffey. The river divides the city into two parts, North Dublin and South Dublin.

Many famous writers lived in Dublin. Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw were born in Dublin. James Joyce is probably Dublin's best known and most international writer.

Dublin is home to Ireland's largest stadium, Croke Park. It can hold up to 85,000 people. Croke Park is the usual venue for all Ireland hurling and football finals.


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