Coonty Westmeath

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Coonty Westmeath
Contae na hIarmhí
Coat of arms of Coonty Westmeath
Coat of arms
Motto: Triath ós Triathaibh  (Erse)
"Noble above nobility"
Kintra Ireland
Province Leinster
Dáil Éireann Longford–Westmeath
EU Parliament East
Coonty seat Mullingar
Government
 • Type Coonty Cooncil
Area
 • Total 1,840 km2 (710 sq mi)
Area rank 21st
Population (2011)[1] 86,164
 • Rank 22nt
Caur plates WH
Website westmeathcoco.ie

Coonty Westmeath (pronounced /wɛstˈmiːð/; Erse: Contae na hIarmhí‎) 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. The population o the coonty is 79,403 according to the 2006 census. Westmeath is the 20t lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in area an 22nt lairgest in terms o population. It is the saxt lairgest o Leinster’s 12 coonties in size an aicht lairgest in terms o population. It wis named efter the heestoric kinrick an province o Mide, the original extant o the kinrick conforming to the present coonty. Westmeath wis created under The Coonties o Meath an Westmeath Act o 1543. The Hill of Uisneach in the barony o Moycashel is sometimes regarded as the notional geographical centre o Ireland.

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