County Galway

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County Galway (/ˈɡɔːlw/ GAWL-way; Irish: Contae na Gaillimhe) is a county in Ireland. It is in the Northern and Western Region, taking up the south of the province of Connacht. The county population was 276,451 at the 2022 census.[5]

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County Galway
Contae na Gaillimhe
Coat of arms of County Galway
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
Irish: Ceart agus Cóir
"Righteousness and Justice"
Anthem: (unofficial)[1]
Location in Ireland
Location in Ireland
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
RegionNorthern and Western
Establishedc.1569[2][3]
County townGalway
Government
  Local authoritiesCounty Council and City Council
  Dáil constituency
  EP constituencyMidlands–North-West
Area
  Total6,151 km2 (2,375 sq mi)
  Rank2nd
Highest elevation729 m (2,392 ft)
Population
 (2022)[5]
  Total276,451
  Rank5th
  Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
F31, H53, H54, H62, H65, H71, H91 (primarily)
Telephone area codes090, 091, 093, 099 (primarily)
ISO 3166 codeIE-G
Vehicle index
mark code
G
Websitewww.galway.ie
www.galwaycity.ie
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There are several Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county. The traditional county includes the city of Galway, but the city and county are separate local government areas, administered by the local authorities of Galway City Council in the urban area and Galway County Council in the rest of the county.

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