Coonty Laois

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Coonty Laois

Contae Laoise
Coat o airms o Coonty Laois
Coat o airms
Motto(s): 
I bpáirt leis an bpobal  (Erse)
"In pairtnership wi the commonty"
Location of Coonty Laois
KintraIreland
ProvinceLeinster
Dáil ÉireannLaois-Offaly
EU ParliamentEast
Coonty seatPortlaoise
Govrenment
 • TeepCoonty Cooncil
Area
 • Total1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Aurie rank23rd
Population
 (2011)
80,559
 • Rank23rd
Caur platesLS
Wabsteidwww.laois.ie

Coonty Laois (pronounced /ˈliːʃ/ (deprecatit template) "leash" – Erse: Contae Laoise) is ane o the twenty-sax coonties o the Republic o Ireland an ane o the thirty-twa coonties o Ireland. It is locatit in the province o Leinster. Its name wis formerly spelt as Laoighis an Leix. The population o the coonty is 69,012 accordin tae the 2006 census. Laois is the 23rd lairgest o Ireland’s 32 coonties in aurie an 24t lairgest in terms o population. It is the seivent lairgest o Leinster’s 12 coonties in size an tent lairgest in terms o population.

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