Ireland is a country located west of Great Britain. It is off the mainland of the European continent to the northwest of the coastline of France. Ireland is in the eastern portion of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Ireland is also an island that is part of Europe. The island has a total area of 32,595 square miles, and it is about 302 miles long and 171 miles wide. Ireland's latitude is between 51 degrees and 56 degrees north and its longitude is between 11 degrees and 5 degrees west. The bodies of water separating Ireland from Great Britain include the Irish Sea, the North Channel and St. George's Channel.