- Capital: Belfast
- Population: 1.8 million
- Major language: English
- Major religion: Christianity
- Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence
- Area: 13,576 sq km (5,242 sq miles)
- The only land border in the UK is between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
- The 32 counties within the island of Ireland are divided between the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland.
- Status: Semi-autonomous part of the United Kingdom.
- Nationalists favour union with the Irish Republic
- Main exports: Textiles, machinery