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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland

The area what is now known as “Dublin” may have been founded by Native Celts or the Vikings. Archaeological evidence leaves a controversial debate. Where it was established as well is under debate. It is believed to have first been established by Celtic-speaking people by the 7th century C.E. It was later invaded by the Norse and became a Viking Seettlement and was the principle city during and after the Norman Invasion. The city grew from the 17th century C.E. and became the second largest city in the British Empire for a short period around the Acts of Union in 1800. After the partition of Ireland in 1922 it became the capital of the Irish Free State “the Republic of Ireland.” The name in Irish is “Baile Átha Cliath” and officially is in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland centered at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered by the Wicklow Mountains to the south. In 2016 its population was listed as 1,347,359 inhabitants and the Greater Dublin Area as 1,905,806. It is ranked as an “Alpha” city making it in the top 30 cities in the world as a “global city” for education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.

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