Limerick

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Limerick
Irish: Luimneach
City
View looking northeast along the River Shannon

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Coat of arms
Motto: Urbs Antiqua Fuit
Studiisque Asperrima Belli
  (Latin)
"There was an ancient city
very fierce in the skills of war"[1]
Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Limerick
Founded 812 A.D.
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Jim Long[2]
 • LEAs 3
 • Dáil Éireann Limerick City, Limerick
 • European Parliament South
Area
 • Total 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • City 57,106
 • Urban area 91,454
Demonym Limerickman
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (UTC+1)
Area code(s) (+353) 61
Car plates L

Limerick (Irish: Luimneach from Lom na nEach, meaning the Bare place of the Horses) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the historical province of Munster, in the midwest of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre and has a 2006 population of 91,000 inhabitants within its urban area.

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