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In which hemisphere is Ireland located?

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Ireland is situated in the Northern Hemisphere because it is north of the equator. It is also in the Western Hemisphere, as it is located to the west of the prime meridian, which runs through Greenwich in the United Kingdom.

To provide a bit of extra information about Ireland's location, it is one of the British Isles, and can be found directly to the west of the United Kingdom, with only the Isle of Man lying between the two in the Irish Sea.

Ireland is divided into two sections: Northern Ireland, which belongs to the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, which is a sovereign nation. As the name implies Northern Ireland is the northern section of Ireland, lying closer to Scotland, while the Republic of Ireland is to the South, closer to Wales.

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The northwestern hemisphere. Why?

Ireland lies north of the equator, which locates it in the northern hemisphere.

Ireland lies (just) west of England. And the Prime Meridian (which crosses through Greenwich in London) marks the boundary where the eastern and western hemispheres meet. Ireland is west of that, and so, in the western hemisphere.

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