Naas

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Naas
Irish: an Nás / Nás na Ríogh
Town
St. David's Church of Ireland
Motto: Prudens ut Serpens  (Latin)
The Wisdom of the Snake[1]
Naas is located in Ireland
Naas
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°13′04″N 6°39′49″W / 53.21781°N 6.66373°W / 53.21781; -6.66373Coordinates: 53°13′04″N 6°39′49″W / 53.21781°N 6.66373°W / 53.21781; -6.66373
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Dáil Éireann Kildare North
Elevation 114 m (374 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Urban 20,573
Irish Grid Reference N893196

An Nás (pronounced /ˈneɪs/; Irish: Nás na Ríogh IPA: [nɑːs nə riː] or An Nás [ən nɑːs]) is the county town of County Kildare, Ireland. With a population of over 23,000 it is the largest town in the County of Kildare. It is a major commuter belt town, with many people living in Naas and working in Dublin. The nearby M7 motorway, which bypasses Naas and connects Dublin to the South and Southwest, is one of the busiest routes in the country.

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