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What is the capital of Ireland?

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Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is the country's largest city, with a population of just over one million as of 2014. Dublin covers an area of 44.5 square miles.

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The oldest pub in Ireland, the Brazen Head, is located in Dublin. Famous individuals hailing from Dublin include James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Colin Farrell and the band U2. St. Patrick's Cathedral is located in Dublin and is Ireland's largest church. The tallest mountain in Dublin is the Sugarloaf, at just over 423 meters above sea level, although it is technically not tall enough to claim "mountain" status.

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