Is Northern Ireland Bigger Than Southern Ireland? (Comparison)

Northern Ireland is a country located in Europe and is a part of the United Kingdom, whereas Ireland or the Republic of Ireland or Southern Ireland is a country located in North-Western Europe. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland regarding various aspects.

Size

Is Northern Ireland bigger than the Republic of Ireland?

The total area of Northern Ireland is 14,130 sq km, and the total area of  Southern Ireland is 70,273 sq km. Northern Ireland is smaller than Southern Ireland by 56,143 sq km. Northern Ireland is around 4.97 times smaller than Southern Ireland.

Area of Northern Ireland:  5,460 sq mi ( 14,130 km2 )

Area of Northern Ireland compared to Southern Ireland

Area of the Republic of Ireland:  27,133 sq mi ( 70,273 km2 )

Area of the Republic of Ireland compared to Northern Ireland

Population

According to the Eurostat and United Nations data, the total population of Northern Ireland as of 2019 was estimated to be around 1.885 Million.

Population of Northern Ireland compared to Southern Ireland

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of the Republic of Ireland as of 26th July 2021, is 4,997,715.

Population of the Republic of Ireland compared to Northern Ireland

Here is some more data comparison between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The capital city of Northern Ireland is Belfast, and the capital city of Ireland is Dublin.

Official Languages

Northern Ireland: English, Irish
Ireland: Irish, English

Human Development Index

HDI of Northern Ireland as of 2018: 0.887
HDI of Southern Ireland as of 2018: 0.955

Northern Ireland Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (British Summer Time)

Southern Ireland Timezone: 

UTC (Greenwich Mean Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 1 (Irish Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Northern Ireland:
54° 40′ 0″ N, 6° 40′ 0″ W

Coordinates of the Republic of Ireland:
53° 0′ 0″ N8° 0′ 0″ W

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