Cork (city)

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Cork
Corcaigh
City
From top, left to right: City Hall, the English Market, Quadrangle in UCC, River Lee, Shandon Steeple .

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The Rebel City, Leeside, The Real Capital
Motto: Statio Bene Fida Carinis  (Latin)
"A safe harbour for ships"[1]
Cork (city) is located in Ireland
Cork
Coordinates: 51°53′50″N 8°28′12″W / 51.89722°N 8.47°W / 51.89722; -8.47Coordinates: 51°53′50″N 8°28′12″W / 51.89722°N 8.47°W / 51.89722; -8.47
State Ireland
Province Munster
County Cork
Founded 6th century AD
City rights 1185 AD
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Lord Mayor Mary Shields, FF
 • LEAs 6
 • Dáil Éireann Cork North–Central
Cork South–Central
 • European Parliament South
Area
 • City 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 119,230
 • Density 3,194.18/km2 (8,272.9/sq mi)
 • Urban 198,582
 • Metro 399,216
 • Demonym Corkonian, Leesider
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (UTC+1)
Area code(s) 021
Car plates C


Cork is a city in County Cork in Ireland. It is the country's second largest city, only Dublin is larger. It is the third largest city on the island of Ireland, as Belfast is also larger. People from Cork are called Corkonians. It was founded by Saint Finbarr in the sixth century. 274,000 people live in Cork city and the surrounding urban areas. The River Lee runs through Cork city.

Famous things in Cork City include Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, Shandon cathedral, Blackrock castle, Fota wildlife park, Fota house and gardens, and University College Cork. Many famous sports people come from Cork including Roy Keane, Dennis Irwin and Christy Ring. Olympic medal winner Sonia O'Sullivan comes from the town of Cobh just outside Cork city in County Cork.

Twin cities[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

 EU Capital of Culture in 2005.

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