|I bpáirt leis an bpobal (Irish)|
"In partnership with the community"
Coat of arms
County Laois (Irish: Contae Laoise) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. Laois County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 80,559 according to the 2011 census - 20% higher than it was in the 2006 census which is the highest percentage population growth in the country.
Laois is the 23rd largest of Ireland’s 32 counties in area and also 23rd largest in terms of population. It is the seventh largest of Leinster’s 12 counties in size and tenth largest in terms of population. The county is landlocked and, uniquely, does not border any other county which touches the coast.
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|County Tipperary||County Kilkenny||County Carlow|
|Counties of Ireland|
|Connacht||Galway | Leitrim | Mayo | Roscommon | Sligo|
|Munster||Clare | Cork | Kerry | Limerick | Tipperary | Waterford|
|Leinster||Carlow | Dublin | Kildare | Kilkenny | Laois | Longford | Louth | Meath | Offaly | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow|
|Ulster||Antrim | Armagh | Cavan | Donegal | Down | Fermanagh | Londonderry | Monaghan | Tyrone|