Coonty Limerick

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Coonty Limerick
Contae Luimnigh
Motto: Cuimhnigh ar Luimneach  (Erse)
"Remember Limerick"
Kintra Ireland
Province Munster
Dáil Éireann Kerry North-West Limerick
Limerick
Limerick City
EU Parliament Sooth
Coonty seat Limerick
Government
 • Type Coonty Cooncil an Ceety Cooncil
Area
 • Total 2,755 km2 (1,064 sq mi)
Area rank 10t
Population (2011) 191,306
(134,527 excl. Limerick Ceety)
 • Rank 8t
Caur plates LK an L
Website www.limerick.ie

Coonty Limerick (Erse: Contae Luimnigh‎) 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. It wis named efter the ceety o Limerick (Erse: Luimneach‎) which haes an urban population o aboot 100,000 fowk. Limerick is the tent lairgest o Ireland’s 32 counties in area and seivent lairgest in terms o population. It is the fift lairgest o Munster’s 6 coonties in size an seicont lairgest in terms o population.

The River Shannon flows throu the ceety o Limerick an into the Atlantic Ocean at the north o the coonty. Belaw the ceety, the waterway is kent as the Shannon Estuary. Because the estuary is shallow, the coonty's maist important port is several kilometres wast o Limerick ceety, at Foynes. Newcastle Wast is the maist important coonty toun ootside o Limerick ceety with a population o around 10,000. Other touns mainly lie along the Limerick – Tralee roads (N21) an Limerick – Cork road (N20).