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County Clare
Contae an Chláir
Dílis d'ar nOidreacht (Irish)
"True to our heritage"
100px-County Clare Crest.svg
Coat of arms
250px-Island of Ireland location map Clare.svg
Provinces Munster
County town Ennis
Area Rank 7th
Population 117,196
Year 2011
Population Rank 19th
Car plates CE
Website www.clarecoco.ie

County Clare (Irish: Contae an Chláir) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. The population of the county is 117,196 according to the 2011 census.

GeographyEdit

Clare is north-west of the River Shannon covering a total area of 3,400 square kilometres (1,300 sq mi). Clare is the 7th largest of Ireland’s 32 traditional counties in area and the 19th largest in terms of population. It is bordered by two counties in Munster and one county in Connacht: County Limerick to the south, North Tipperary to the east and County Galway to the north. Clare's nickname is the "Banner County".

ClimateEdit

Climate data for County Clare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
8.5
(47.3)
10.4
(50.7)
12.7
(54.9)
15.3
(59.5)
17.8
(64)
19.3
(66.7)
19.1
(66.4)
17.1
(62.8)
14.1
(57.4)
10.4
(50.7)
8.9
(48)
13.5
(56.3)
Average low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
2.7
(36.9)
3.6
(38.5)
4.8
(40.6)
7.3
(45.1)
10
(50)
12
(54)
11.7
(53.1)
10.1
(50.2)
7.9
(46.2)
4.5
(40.1)
3.6
(38.5)
6.7
(44.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 99
(3.9)
74
(2.9)
69
(2.7)
58
(2.3)
61
(2.4)
66
(2.6)
74
(2.9)
89
(3.5)
84
(3.3)
97
(3.8)
97
(3.8)
107
(4.2)
986
(38.8)
Source: Clare Tour

DemographyEdit

Population
Year Population ±%
1600 8,776
1610 12,554 +43.0%
1659 16,914 +34.7%
1821 208,089 +1130.3%
1831 258,322 +24.1%
1841 286,394 +10.9%
1851 212,440 −25.8%
1861 166,305 −21.7%
1871 147,864 −11.1%
1881 141,457 −4.3%
1891 124,483 −12.0%
1901 112,334 −9.8%
1911 104,232 −7.2%
1926 95,064 −8.8%
1936 89,879 −5.5%
1946 85,064 −5.4%
1951 81,329 −4.4%
1956 77,176 −5.1%
1961 73,702 −4.5%
1966 73,597 −0.1%
1971 75,008 +1.9%
1979 84,919 +13.2%
1981 87,567 +3.1%
1986 91,344 +4.3%
1991 90,918 −0.5%
1996 94,006 +3.4%
2002 103,277 +9.9%
2006 110,950 +7.4%
2011 117,196 +5.6%

The population of Clare accounted for 117,196 people at the most recent census in 2011.

English is the main language spoken in Clare.

ReligionEdit

The main religion in County Clare is Christianity.