County Kildare

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County Kildare

Irish: Contae Chill Dara
Motto(s): 
Meanma agus Misneach  (Irish)
"Spirit and Courage"
Location in Ireland
Location in Ireland
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
County townNaas
Government
 • TypeCounty Council
 • Dáil ÉireannKildare North
Kildare South
 • European ParliamentEast
Area
 • Total1,693 km2 (654 sq mi)
Area rank24th
Population
(2011)
209,955
 • Rank7th
CodeKE
Websitewww.kildare.ie

County Kildare (Irish: Contae Chill Dara) is an Irish county to the southwest of Dublin. It is in the province of Leinster. The name comes from the Irish, meaning church (Cill) of the oaks (Dara).

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