Coonty Tipperary

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Coonty Tipperary
Contae Thiobraid Árann
Kintra Ireland
Province Munster
Dáil Éireann Tipperary North
Tipperary Sooth
EU Parliament Sooth
Coonty seat North: Nenagh
Sooth: Clonmel
Area
 • Total 4,303 km2 (1,661 sq mi)
Area rank 6t
Population (2011) 158,652
 • Rank 11t[1]
Caur plates North: TN
Sooth: TS

Coonty Tipperary (Erse: Contae Thiobraid Árann‎) is ane o the 26 coonties o the Republic o Ireland an ane o the 32 coonties o Ireland. It is locatit in the province o Munster. It wis named efter the toun o Tipperary (Erse: Tiobraid Árann‎).

Tipperary is the saxt lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in aurie an 11t lairgest in population. It is the third lairgest o Munster’s 6 coonties in size an the third lairgest in population.

Tipperary wis ane o the first Erse coonties tae be establisht in the 13t century. For aw govrenment admeenistrative purposes the coonty is dividit intae North Tipperary (coonty toun: Nenagh) an Sooth Tipperary (coonty toun: Clonmel). This diveesion dates back tae the Local Govrenment (Ireland) Act 1898, the coonty's twa "ridins" haein haed separate assize courts for hantle langer. The uise o ridin for the diveesions wis a historical misnomer, syne the wird derives frae the dividin o an aurie intae three pairts. The expression "ridin" haes been discontinued for offeecial purposes syne 2002 (Local Govrenment Act, 2001 section 10 an schedule 5).

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