Ireland is you in Western Europe, from 1973 member state of the Community. A majority is occupying territory of the island about the same name. With historical, Latin name of Ireland, sent by Romen, Hibernia, deriving from the Greek Ἰουερνία attribute was ("Geography" of Claudius of Ptolemy). The name was left Roman "altered" on Hibernia on account of one's resemblance to the expression (łac.) hibernus - "winter". Old-Irish borrowing the name as iweriu, after the certain time transformed in the contemporary Eire name.