Cork (ceety)

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Frae tap, left tae richt: Ceety Haw, the Inglis Mercat, Quadrangle in UCC, River Lee, Shandon Steeple.
Frae tap, left tae richt: Ceety Haw, the Inglis Mercat, Quadrangle in UCC, River Lee, Shandon Steeple.
Banner o Cork
Coat o airms o Cork
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): The Rebel City, Leeside, The Real Capital
Motto(s): Statio Bene Fida Carinis  (Laitin)
"A safe herbour for ships"[1][2]
Cork is locatit in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°53′50″N 8°28′12″W / 51.89722°N 8.47000°W / 51.89722; -8.47000
State Ireland
Province Munster
County Cork
Foondit 6t century AD
City rights 1185 AD
 • Teep Cork Ceety Cooncil
 • Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald, FF
 • LEAs 6
 • Dáil Éireann
 • European Pairlament Sooth
 • Ceety 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
 • Urban 174.2 km2 (67.3 sq mi)
 • Metro 820 km2 (320 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Ceety 125,622[3]
 • Density 3,367.88/km2 (8,722.8/sq mi)
 • Urban 208,669[5]
 • Urban density 1,197.6/km2 (3,102/sq mi)
 • Metro 399,216[4]
 • Metro density 486.8/km2 (1,261/sq mi)
 • Demonym Corkonian, Leesider
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Simmer (DST) IST (UTC+1)
Eircode T12, T21 and T23
Aurie code(s) 021
Vehicle index
merk code

Cork (Erse: Corcaigh, pronounced [ˈkˠorkˠɪɟ], frae corcach, meanin "swamp") is the seicont lairgest ceety in the Republic o Ireland an the island o Ireland's third maist populous ceety. It is the principal ceety an admeenistrative centre o Coonty Cork an the lairgest ceety in the province o Munster. Cork haes a population o 119,418, while the addition o the suburban auries contained in the coonty brings the total tae 190,384. Metropolitan Cork haes a population o approximately 274,000, while the Greater Cork aurie is aboot 380,000.

Cork haes a reputation for rebelliousness datin back tae the toun's support o the Inglis Pretender Perkin Warbeck in 1491 follaein the Wars o the Roses. As a result, Coonty Cork haes earned the nickname o "the Rebel Coonty", while Corkonians aften refer tae the ceety as the "real caipital o Ireland", an thairsels as the "Rebels".

The ceety is built on the River Lee which divides intae twa channels at the wastren end o the ceety. The ceety centre is locatit on the island creatit bi the channels. At the eastren end o the ceety centre they converge; an the Lee flows aroond Lough Mahon tae Cork Harbour, ane o the warld's lairgest natural harbours. The ceety is a major Erse seaport; there ar quays an docks alang the banks o the Lee on the ceety's east side.

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  1. statiō bene fīdā carīnīs: leeterally "a guid trust-station for keels", adaptit bi inversion frae Virgil's Aeneid (II, 23: statio male fida carinis, "an unsafe harbour"). Whiles corruptit tae "fide".
  2. "Cork City Coat of Arms". Cork City Council. Archived frae the oreeginal on 15 September 2015. Retrieved 21 Februar 2016. 
  3. "Population and Actual and Percentage Change 2011 to 2016 by Sex, Province County or City, CensusYear and Statistic". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. 
  4. "Population of each County and City, 2011". Census 2011. Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2015. 
  5. "CSO Chapter 2 - Geographical Distribution - Population by constituency" (PDF). Central Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 Juin 2017. 

Coordinates: 51°53′50″N 8°28′12″W / 51.897222°N 8.47°W / 51.897222; -8.47