chapter  7
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The Dublin region is situated to the east of Ireland and occupies an area of 92,200 hectares. The region is located on the coast bordered by low mountain ranges to the south and farmland to the west and north. The city is famous for its music and pubs and is home to the Guinness brewery. Dublin’s strong literary heritage is very much alive in the present day and the city was named a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010. Dublin is the administrative and political capital of Ireland, housing the national government and president of the state. It is the most populous city in the state and national economic driver of Ireland accounting for 38 per cent of the national economy. It also acts as a European and international gateway for the many multinational firms that have established their headquarters in the city.