Ireland is an island in the north Atlantic Ocean, separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Mostly flat, the country resembles a basin, with low central plains surrounded by a ring of low coastal mountains. The highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, is a mere 3415ft (1041m) above sea level. Politically, the island consists of the Republic of Ireland which controls five sixths of the island, and Northern Island, which has control over the remaining sixth. To date, there have been six national parks designated in the Republic of Ireland.
Capital city: Dublin Highest Point: Carrauntuohill (3415ft / 1041m) Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 26,596 sq. mi (68,883 sq. km) Water Area: 537 sq. mi (1390 sq. km) Total Area: 27,132 sq. mi (70,273 sq. km) Coastline: 900 miles (1448 km) Bordering countries (1) Northern Ireland