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The capital and largest city of Ireland, in the eastern part of the country on the Irish Sea. Founded by the Norse in the ninth century, it was under English control after 1171. In the 1900s, as Ireland gained its independence, Dublin emerged as a literary and cultural center.
1. (Placename) the capital of the Republic of Ireland, on Dublin Bay: under English rule from 1171 until 1922; commercial and cultural centre; contains one of the world's largest breweries and exports whiskey, stout, and agricultural produce. Pop: 1 004 614 (2002). Gaelic name: Baile Átha Cliath
2. (Placename) a county in E Republic of Ireland, in Leinster on the Irish Sea: mountainous in the south but low-lying in the north and centre. County seat: Dublin. Pop: 1 122 821 (2002). Area: 922 sq km (356 sq miles)
1. the capital of the Republic of Ireland, in the E part, on the Irish Sea. 422,220.
2. a county in E Republic of Ireland. 1,001,985; 356 sq. mi. (922 sq. km). Co. seat: Dublin.Irish, Baile Àtha Cliath.
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Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
Dubliner - a resident of Dublin