Limerick

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Limerick
Irish: Luimneach
City
View looking northeast along the River Shannon
View looking northeast along the River Shannon
Flag of Limerick
Flag
Coat of arms of Limerick
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Urbs Antiqua Fuit
Studiisque Asperrima Belli
  (Latin)
"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
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyLimerick
Founded812 A.D.
Government
 • TypeCity Council
 • MayorJim Long[2]
 • LEAs3
 • Dáil ÉireannLimerick City, Limerick
 • European ParliamentSouth
Area
 • Total51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • City57,106
 • Urban area91,454
Demonym(s)Limerickman
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Area code(s)(+353) 61
Car platesL
Websitewww.LimerickCity.ie

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". Limerick.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  2. "The Mayor of Limerick City, Limerick City Council". Limerick.ie. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  3. "cso.ie" (PDF).

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