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This article is about County Limerick. For the city see: Limerick.

County Limerick
Contae Luimnigh
Cuimhnigh ar Luimneach (Irish)
"Remember Limerick"
250px-Island of Ireland location map Limerick.svg
Provinces Munster
County town Limerick
Area Rank 10th
Population 134,703
Year 2011
Population Rank 8th
Car plates LK
Website www.limerick.ie

County Limerick (Irish: Contae Luimnigh) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. It is named after the city of Limerick. Limerick County Council is the local council for the county. The county's population at the 2011 census 134,703.

GeographyEdit

Limerick is the 10th largest in Ireland by area and 8th largest by popaulation. It is the fifth largest of Munster's six counties in size and the second largest by population. The River Shannon flows through the city of Limerick into the Atlantic Ocean at the north of the county. Below the city, the waterway is known as the Shannon Estuary.