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City/Town of Dublin

City/Town : Dublin
County : Leinster
Province : Dublin
Country : Ireland
Continent : Europe
Population : 527,612
Area : 114.99 sq km
Latitude : 53°20′52″N
Longitude : 6°15′35″W
Visiting Dublin

Known in the name of - Baile tha Cliath in Irish, Dublin is the largest city and the capital of Ireland. The city's name in English is inspired from the Irish phrase "Dubh Linn" which means 'black pool." 

The city is based at the mouth of the River Liffey near midpoint of east coast of Ireland and at the centre of the Dublin Region. The city boasts of a rich Irish culture and a glorious past which has given birth to many great writers, artists and musicians. The city has a vibrant nightlife with ample nightclubs and shopping spots for youngsters to hang around.

It was once a settlement of the Vikings, and during the Norman invasion, it became the main city. Today it is the historical and cultural center of Ireland. It is also the nucleus for the region's education, economy, arts, and politics.
Since it is the capital city, one will expect a multitude of activities to keep guests preoccupied. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy sailing, cycling, even indoor surfing and skiing. There is also the Gaelic Athletic Association that lets you experience traditional Irish games. Golfers have a variety of courses to choose from. There are also pubs and nightclubs to keep you entertained, as well as restaurants and cafes that let you taste local flavor as well international cuisine. Several events are also lined up all the year round including but not limited to festivals and celebrations around Irish dance and music. 
Visitors can walk around the city or participate in the tours to appreciate the immensity of its history and culture. There are numerous churches and castles including the Aras an Uachtarain, home of the president of Ireland. 
Other sites include the Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. The Georgian section of the city is also intact and provides another side of the city. A good starting point is the Custom House, which is also used for government offices. The oldest Georgian street is the Henrietta Street, where excellent examples of the period's architecture are shown. The Phoenix Park is the largest one of its kind in Europe. It was completed in the 1700s.