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A kingdom and republic on my land do share a border;
my name contains an N, an R, and E (not in that order).

An island world-renowned for having many natural wonders,
I am home to gingers, though in ever smaller numbers.

You may think this riddle is so easy that it's scary,
but actually I am located far from Tipperary.

What am I?

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I think you are

Borneo

A kingdom and republic on my land do share a border

The island is politically divided among three countries: the kingdoms, Brunei and Malaysia in the north, and the republic Indonesia in the south. Malaysia and Indonesia share a border.

My name contains N, R and E

Borneo

An island of natural wonders

It has for example one of the oldest rainforests in the world.

I am home to gingers though in ever smaller numbers

The orangutan population has plummeted this century due to human activities.

You may think this riddle is easy - but I am far from Tipperary

I observe gingers in Ireland are flourishing, and indeed from Borneo it's a long way to Tipperary.

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  • $\begingroup$ The same thing applies to Ireland $\endgroup$ – Quotenbanane Aug 9 '18 at 8:12
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    $\begingroup$ The "a long way to Tipperary" seems to be a clear hint that Ireland is not the answer. $\endgroup$ – Guntram Blohm Aug 9 '18 at 9:01
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I think it is-

Ireland

Because:

republic of Ireland shares a border with united kingdom (specifically northern Ireland) , has the letters N,R,E, it is an island nation, it is also the country with highest percentage of red heads(gingers), finally Tipperary is a town in Ireland

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    $\begingroup$ Surely Ireland is not located "far from Tipperary"? $\endgroup$ – Sneftel Aug 9 '18 at 10:32
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    $\begingroup$ Indeed, this fits everything except the last line. What a coincidence ;) $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 9 '18 at 13:35
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I want to try with

Republic of India

A kingdom and republic on my land do share a border;

Bhutan is a monarchy, but there were also the kingdow of Britain for a long time.

my name contains an N, an R, and E (not in that order).

Republic of India

An island world-renowned for having many natural wonders,

India used to be an Island, and there is the Himalaya as a border.

I am home to gingers, though in ever smaller numbers.

The ginger (spice) is from India

You may think this riddle is so easy that it's scary, but actually I am located far from Tipperary.

India is far from Ireland.

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    $\begingroup$ Pretty good fit for most of the clues, although one couldn't really use the word "island" for this anymore, right? $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 9 '18 at 13:40

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