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Connacht

Connacht[1]
Banner o Connacht
Banner
Coat of airms o Connacht
Coat airms
Location of Connacht
Coordinates: 54°N 9°W / 54°N 9°W / 54; -9Coordinates: 54°N 9°W / 54°N 9°W / 54; -9
StateIreland
CountiesGalway
Leitrim
Mayo
Roscommon
Sligo
Govrenment
 • Teachtaí Dála6 Independent TDs
5 Fine Gael TDs
4 Fianna Fáil TDs
4 Sinn Féin TDs
 • MEPs[a]2 Fine Gael MEPs
1 Sinn Féin MEP
1 Independent MEP
Area
 • Total17,711 km2 (6,838 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total550,742
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
Stairtin wi F, H, N (mainly)
Telephone area codes07x, 09x (primarily)
ISO 3166 codeIE-C[1]
a. ^ Connacht is pairt o the Midlands–North-West constituency; the five Connacht coonties conteen 36.2% o the population o this constituency.[3]

Connacht (Erse: Cúige Chonnacht, meanin "stewartry o the descendants o Conn") is the wastren stewartry o Ireland, makkin ane o the fower stewartries. It conseests o five coonties, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon an Sligo. The main ceeties is Galway ceety an Sligo. It haes a population o 503,083 fowk, the smawest population o the fower stewartries.[citation needit]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haed lang been a proveencial kinrick whan the Normans invadit Ireland, an held oot agin the Normans mony times till in 1225 it wis hinderly invadit an the Burke faimly becam de facto rulers. Houaniver the ruling O'Conor faimly held the teetle King o Connacht till the late 17t century. In 1798, Connacht haed a short exeestence as the Republic o Connacht, wi the support o Fraunce.[citation needit]

The Banner[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first record o the banner is on a cairt o Galway frae 1651. The banner leuks like the banner o Schottenkloster or Erse monastery in Regensburg, Bavarie. Hou that banner becam the banner o Connacht is unbekent.[citation needit]

Erse leid[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Erse leid is spoken in the Gaeltacht in Mayo an Galway that represents a muckle pairt o the Erse leid speakers.[citation needit]


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-1 (including Irish language names for provinces and counties)" (PDF). International Organization for Standardization (ISO). 19 Februar 2010. p. 20. Archived (PDF) frae the original on 3 Februar 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  2. "Population by province". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Archived frae the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. Census o Ireland 2016: 550,742 oot o 1,521,592 tot.