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Dublin City is split in two by the River Liffey and bordered on the east by the Irish Sea. It is an old city, dating back to the age of Vikings, and as such is comprised of narrow alleys as well as broad streets. Georgian Dublin is very much intact on the north side while to the south, and west into the countryside, suburbia is more sprawling. Almost a quarter of the population, some 1.3 million people, lives here in the capital of Ireland and there is a growing commuter population in surrounding counties.