||[Jun. 23rd, 2004|01:52 pm]
I thought I'd check out the geography of Ireland since I'm going to Cork pretty soon.|
Hmmm. I don't see Cork on the map. I guess it's an insignificant country hamlet, so slight in prominence as to be beneath the valuable time of busy cartographers!
Other interesting facts about ireland that this wonderful page has brought to my attention: it is divided into 6 districts, or "mehozot". They are Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern, and Tel Aviv. It has "the most highly developed [communications] system in the Middle East", which I find doubly impressive considering that Ireland is, by all reports, "[an] island in the North Atlantic Ocean, separated from Great Britain by St George's Channel on the south-east". Its legal system is a "mixture of English common law, British Mandate regulations, and, in personal matters, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim legal systems." Even though, of course, "Roman Catholics are 93 percent of the people of Ireland, and 4 percent of the people are Protestants".
Oy, what a country!