Population of Cities in Ireland (2018)
Ireland is the 120th largest country in the world by area and with a population of over 1 million, it is the 124th most poulous city in the world. While the country isn't full of megacities like some of the other most populous countries, it does have a significant number of cities with high populations. It has a total of two cities with populations that surpass 100,000, while it has 54 cities that each have populations between 10,000 and 100,000. The cities are split over 29 different counties, and there are five administrative cities which each boast impressive populations: Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford.
Like many other countries around the world, the majority of residents live in the urbanized cities of Ireland. While the number of people living in rural Ireland accounted for over half of the population in 1960, this number has now dropped to just 37% of the population. More opportunities within the larger cities result in relocation of native Ireland residents. Furthermore, Ireland's larger cities offer higher educational opportunities, as well as employment opportunities across many sectors, that make this country more appealing to migrants.
Ireland has 1 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 54 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Ireland is Dublin, with a population of 1,024,027 people.
The capital city of Ireland is also the only city in the country with a population of over 1 million.
Cork is the site of one of the world's largest natural harbors.
The harbor with its granite piers is one of the landmarks of this Irish city.
Its museums, art exhibits and history in literature led to this city being named Ireland's National City of Culture.
This city is known for its medieval buildings, including the largest church still in operation in Ireland.
Tallaght was a small village up until the 1970s, and following rapid growth, it's now one of the most populous cities in Ireland.
Waterford is known around the world for its exquisite Waterford Crystal.
Swords is an emerging city that is expected to experience extensive growth in the years to come.
Drogheda has experienced an expansion in its traditional industries in recent years.
Dundalk is characterized by its music community and historical landmarks.
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