County Kildare

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County Kildare (Irish: Contae Chill Dara) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Eastern and Midland Region. It is named after the town of Kildare. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county, which has a population of 246,977.[3]

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County Kildare
Contae Chill Dara
Nickname: 
The Short Grass County
Motto(s): 
Meanma agus Misneach (Irish)
"Spirit and Courage"
Location of County Kildare (dark green) in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°45′W
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
RegionEastern and Midland
Established1297[1]
County townNaas
Largest settlementNewbridge
Government
  Local authorityKildare County Council
  Dáil constituencyKildare North
Kildare South
  EP constituencyMidlands–North-West
Area
  Total1,695 km2 (654 sq mi)
  Rank24th
Highest elevation379 m (1,243 ft)
Population
 (2022)[2]
  Total246,977
  Rank7th
  Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
R14, R45, R51, W12, W23, W34, W91 (primarily)
Telephone area codes01, 045, 059 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
KE
Websitewww.kildare.ie
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