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 .
From top, left to right: City Hall, the English Market, Quadrangle in UCC, River Lee, Shandon Steeple .
Coat of arms of Cork
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Rebel City, Leeside, The Real Capital
Motto(s): 
Statio Bene Fida Carinis  (Latin)
"A safe harbour for ships"[1]
StateIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCork
Founded6th century AD
City rights1185 AD
Government
 • TypeCity Council
 • Lord MayorMary Shields, FF
 • LEAs6
 • Dáil ÉireannCork North–Central
Cork South–Central
 • European ParliamentSouth
Area
 • City37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • City119,230
 • Density3,194.18/km2 (8,272.9/sq mi)
 • Urban
198,582
 • Metro
399,216
 • Demonym
Corkonian, Leesider
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Area code(s)021
Car platesC
Websitewww.corkcity.ie


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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cork City Council > Cork's Cultural Heritage". Corkcity.ie. Retrieved 2010-08-12.

Other websites[change | change source]