County Laois

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County Laois

Contae Laoise
Coat of arms of County Laois
Coat of arms
Location of County Laois
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
Dáil ÉireannLaois–Offaly
EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
County seatPort Laoise
Government
 • TypeCounty Council
Area
 • Total1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Area rank23rd
Population
(2011)
80,559
 • Rank23th
Car platesLS
Websitewww.laois.ie

County Laois (Irish: Contae Laoise) is a county of Ireland. County Laois is in the province of Leinster. County Laois takes its name from the medieval kingdom of Loígis. The population of County Laois is 80,559 as of 2011.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census 2011: Over half the population lives in Leinster". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 2 February 2015.