Coonty Wexford

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Coonty Wexford
Contae Loch Garman

Coat of arms
Motto: Exemplar Hiberniae  (Laitin)
"An example tae Ireland"
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°30′N 6°45′W / 52.5°N 6.75°W / 52.5; -6.75
Kintra Ireland
Province Leinster
Dáil Éireann Wexford
EU Parliament East
Coonty seat Wexford
Government
 • Type Coonty Cooncil
Area
 • Total 2,353.2 km2 (908.6 sq mi)
Area rank 13t
Population (2011)[1] 145,320
 • Rank 14t[2]
Code WX
Website www.wexford.ie

Coonty Wexford (Erse: Contae Loch Garman‎) 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 toun o Wexford (which derives frae the Auld Norse name Veisafjǫrðr or Waesfjord). In pre-Norman times it wis part o the Kinrick o Uí Cheinnsealaig, whose caipital wis at Ferns. The population o the coonty is 131,749 accordin tae the 2006 census. Wexford is the 13t lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in area an 16t lairgest in terms o population. It is the lairgest o Leinster’s 12 coonties in size an fowert lairgest in terms o population.

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