Dublin’s city area is 114.99km sq. Additionally, it has an urban area of 318km sq. To put that in perspective Butte Montana is over four times the size of Dublin at 1867.6km sq!
It is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has an urban area population of nearly 1.2 million. Including the population of the Greater Dublin Area, there was 1,801,040 people, as of Census 2011.
Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Act of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.
Dublin is administered by a City Council. The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of “Alpha-“, placing it among the top thirty cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.