Coonty Cork

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Coonty Cork
Contae Chorcaí
Blarney Castle
Country Ireland
Province Munster
Dáil Éireann Cork East
Cork North–Central
Cork North–West
Cork South–Central
Cork South–West
EU Parliament Sooth
Coonty seat Cork
Government
 • Type Coonty Cooncil
Area
 • Total 7,499 km2 (2,895 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2011) 519,032
 • Rank 3rd
Code C
Website www.corkcoco.ie

Coonty Cork (Erse: Contae Chorcaí‎) is ane o the twenty-sax coonties o the Republic o Ireland, an also ane o the thirty-twa coonties o Ireland, located within the province o Munster, an wis named efter the ceety o Cork (Erse: Corcaigh‎). The soothrenmaist o the Erse coonties, covering an area o just under 7,500 square kilometres it is bi far the lairgest coonty in Ireland. Cork is nicknamed "The Rebel Coonty", as a result o the support o the townsmen o Cork in 1491 for Perkin Warbeck, a pretender to the throne o Ingland during the Wars o the Roses. In more recent times, the name has referred to the prominent role Cork played in the Erse War o Independence (1919–1921) when it wis the scene of most o the fighting, in addition it wis an anti-treaty stronghold during the Erse Civil War (1922–23).