The absolute location of Ireland is at the latitude of 53 degrees North and longitude of 8 degrees West. It is situated in Western Europe, taking up around 83 percent of the island of Ireland, with the northern portion occupied by Northern Ireland.
Ireland lies to the west of Great Britain and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, which is the country's geographical lowest point. It ranks as the 120th largest nation in the world, with a total area of approximately 27,135 square miles. Some of the major geographical features of Ireland include the River Shannon, Blackwater River, Wicklow Mountains, Blackstairs Mountains and the Cliff of Moher, claimed by some to be the most beautiful sea cliffs in Europe.