Ireland is a small country at the western most point in Europe. An island nation made up of 32,595 square feet in total, Ireland is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Despite its small size, Ireland has a grandiose reputation for being a beautiful country with friendly people—and thus it has become a hotspot for tourism.
Ireland is made up of 32 countries that are split between four provinces. The country as a whole is also divided between the north and the south. Northern Ireland is at the top part of the isle and it is actually part of Great Britain. Meanwhile, the south is the Republic of Ireland which is a country outside of the U.K. The Republic of Ireland the Northern Ireland are on the same small island but they are very different places. For instance, they have different currency, exchange rates, politicians and laws!
Below is a list of facts about the two sides of Ireland, the four provinces, and the countries inside each province.