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Irish: Luimneach
View looking northeast along the River Shannon
View looking northeast along the River Shannon
Flag of Limerick
Coat of arms of Limerick
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Urbs Antiqua Fuit
Studiisque Asperrima Belli
"There was an ancient city
very fierce in the skills of war"[1]
Location of Limerick
Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Limerick
Founded 812 A.D.
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Jim Long[2]
 • LEAs 3
 • Dáil Éireann Limerick City, Limerick
 • European Parliament South
 • Total 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • City 57,106
 • Urban area 91,454
Demonym(s) Limerickman
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (UTC+1)
Area code(s) (+353) 61
Car plates L

Limerick (Irish: Luimneach from Lom na nEach, meaning "the Bare place of the Horses") is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the historical province of Munster, in the midwest of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre and has a 2006 population of 91,000 inhabitants within its urban area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Limerick City Motto". Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. "The Mayor of Limerick City, Limerick City Council". Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  3. "" (PDF). 

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