Coonty Sligo

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Coonty Sligo
Contae Shligigh

Coat of arms
Motto: Land of Heart's Desire  
Kintra Ireland
Province Connacht
Dáil Éireann Sligo-North Leitrim
EU Parliament North-Wast
Coonty seat Sligo
Government
 • Type Coonty Cooncil
Area
 • Total 1,837 km2 (709 sq mi)
Area rank 22nt
Population (2011) 65,393
 • Rank 26t
Caur plates SO
Website www.sligococo.ie

Coonty Sligo (Erse: Contae Shligigh‎) 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 Connacht. It wis named efter the toun o Sligo (Erse: Sligeach‎) which is the anglization o the Erse Sligeach meanin Place o the Shells. The population o the coonty is 60,894 according to the 2006 census. Sligo is the 22nt lairgest o Ireland's 32 coonties in area an 25t lairgest in terms o population. It is the fowert lairgest o Connacht's 5 coonties in size an third lairgest in terms o population.