Ireland is about 1.5 times smaller than Virginia.

Virginia is approximately 102,548 sq km, while Ireland is approximately 70,273 sq km, making Ireland 68.53% the size of Virginia. Meanwhile, the population of Virginia is ~8.0 million people (2.7 million fewer people live in Ireland).
This to-scale comparison of Virginia vs. Ireland uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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