County Kerry (Irish: Contae Chiarraí) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and forms part of the province of Munster. It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county.[2] The population of the county was 155,258 at the 2022 census,[3]

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County Kerry
Contae Chiarraí
Nickname: 
The Kingdom
Motto(s): 
Comhar, Cabhair, Cairdeas  (Irish)
"Co-operation, Help, Friendship"
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°10′N 9°45′W
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
RegionSouthern
Establishedc. 1300[1]
County townTralee
Government
  TypeKerry County Council
  Dáil ÉireannKerry
  European ParliamentSouth
Area
  Total4,807 km2 (1,856 sq mi)
  Rank5th
Highest elevation1,039 m (3,409 ft)
Population
 (2022)
  Total155,258
  Rank 16th
  Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
V23, V31, V92, V93 (primarily)
Telephone area codes064, 066, 068 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
KY
Websitewww.kerrycoco.ie
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A popular tourist destination, Kerry's geography is defined by the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountains, the Dingle, Iveragh and Beara peninsulas, and the Blasket and Skellig islands. It is bordered by County Limerick to the north-east and Cork County to the south and south-east.