Description: The physical map of Ireland showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Ireland is an island located in northwest Europe. The country lies between north latitude 53 degrees and west longitude 8 degrees. The country spreads across an area of 84421 square kilometers. Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea and from the European Mainland by the Celtic Sea.
The country is mostly low lying and is surrounded by coastal mountains like the Ox Mountains, Boggeragh Mountains, Galty Mountains and Wicklow Mountains. The highest peak is called Carrauntoohil and is 1041 meters tall.
The coast on the west is full of islands and peninsulas. The longest river in the country is River Shannon which cuts the country in half while running south from Ulster. It is 386 kilometers long and drains into the Atlantic Ocean.
The country also has many huge lakes of which Lake Neagh is the largest. The Shannon River forms three lakes, namely, Lough Allen, Lough Derg and Lough Ree. The other important rivers in the country are Lee, Liffey, Nore, Blackwater, Bann, Barrow, Boyne and Foyle.
Out of all the islands and peninsulas off Ireland’s coast the Archill Island is the largest. Other mountain ranges circling the low lying plains are, Nephinberg Mountains, Twelve Bens, Glens of Antrim and Sperinn Moutnains.
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