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Coontie Kilkenny

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Coonty Kilkenny

Contae Chill Chainnigh
Coat of airms o Coonty Kilkenny
Coat airms
Location of Coonty Kilkenny
Dáil ÉireannCarlow-Kilkenny
EU ParliamentEast
Coonty seatKilkenny
 • TeepCoonty Cooncil
 • Total2072 km2 (800 sq mi)
Area rank16t
 • Rank21st
Caur platesKK

Coonty Kilkenny (Erse: Contae Chill Chainnigh) is ane o the twenty-sax coonties o the Republic o Ireland, an ane o the thirty-twa coonties o Ireland an aw, locatit athin the province o Leinster. It wis named efter the toun o Kilkenny (Erse: Cill Chainnigh) an haes a population of 87,558.

Kilkenny is the 16t lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in aurie an 21st lairgest in terms o population. It is the third lairgest of Leinster’s 12 coonties in size an seivent lairgest in terms o population.

The River Nore flows through the coonty an the River Suir forms the border wi Coonty Waterford. Brandon Hill is the heichest point wi an elevation o 515 m (1,690 ft).

The current coonty formit pairt o the Kinrick o Osraige an ecclesiastical Diocese o Ossory.

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