County Laois

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County Laois
Contae Laoise
Coat of arms of County Laois
Coat of arms
Location of County Laois
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
Dáil Éireann Laois–Offaly
EU Parliament Midlands–North-West
County seat Port Laoise
Government
 • Type County Council
Area
 • Total 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (2011) 80,559
 • Rank 23th
Car plates LS
Website www.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.