Coonty Meath

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Coonty Meath
Contae na Mí

Coat of arms
Motto: Tré Neart le Chéile  (Erse)
"Together Strong"
Kintra Ireland
Province Leinster
Dáil Éireann Meath East
Meath Wast
Louth
EU Parliament East
Coonty seat Navan
Government
 • Type Coonty Cooncil
Area
 • Total 2,342 km2 (904 sq mi)
Area rank 14t
Population (2011) 184,135
 • Rank 9t
Code MH
Website meath.ie

Coonty Meath (pronounced /ˈmiːð/; Erse: Contae na Mí‎ or simply an Mhí) is ane o the twenty-sax coonties o the Republic o Ireland an ane o the thirty-twa coonties o Ireland. It is located in the province o Leinster. It wis named efter the heestoric kinrick an province o Mide (meaning "middle"), an is today also kent bi the nickname "The Ryal Coonty" due tae its history as seat o the auncient Heich Keengs o Ireland. Meath is the 14t lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in area an 13t lairgest in terms o population. It is the seicont lairgest o Leinster’s 12 coonties in size an third lairgest in terms o population. The coonty toun is Navan, where the coonty hall an government ar locatit, although Trim, the umwhile coonty toun, haes historical significance an remains a sitting place o the circuit court. Coonty Meath also haes the anly twa Gaeltacht areas in the province o Leinster, at Ráth Cairn an Baile Ghib.