Stephanie Rieth de Lima – Social Studies and Math – 8th E
Dublin is the largest city and capital of Ireland. It covers an area of 70,000 km2 with 4,000,000 people speaking English as an official language, but Gaelic is widely diffused, though! Many are the attractions for those who love nature: secluded, hidden springs, rocks, cracks and caves. Unforgettable for anybody who loves quiet and peace in communion with nature.
Dublin enjoys a maritime temperate climate characterized by mild winters, cool summers, and a lack of temperature extremes with moderate rainfall. However, contrary to popular belief, Dublin does not experience as high rainfall as the west of Ireland, which receives over twice that of the capital city. Dublin has fewer rainy days, on average, than London.
Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island’s primary city following the Norman invasion. Dublin is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the island of Ireland as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administrative function, economy and industry.
Dublin is a popular shopping spot for both Irish people and tourists. It has a huge structure for shopping. There are a lot of shopping centers, with famous stores. You can´t live this place without visiting the shopping Brown Thomas! It’s architecture is just marvelous.
A north-south division has traditionally existed in Dublin for some time, with the dividing line being the River Liffey. The Northside is traditionally seen by some as working-class (with the exception of a few suburbs) while the Southside is seen as middle and upper middle class (again, with the exception of a few suburbs). One theory explaining this is that since much trade came in by ship on the river Liffey and docked on the North bank, this resulted in dockers and associated labourers making their homes on the Northside while the wealthier merchants and other professionals tended to make their offices and homes on the Southside.
Dublin is served by an extensive network of nearly 200 bus routes which serve all areas of the city and suburbs. The majority of these are controlled by Dublin Bus (Bus Átha Cliath) which was established in 1987, but a number of smaller companies have begun operating in recent years. Dublin Bus had 3408 staff and 1067 buses providing over half a million journeys per weekday in 2004. Fares are generally calculated on a stage system based on distance travelled. There are several different levels of fares, which apply on most services. Certain routes (particularly Xpresso) use a different fare system.
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