County Louth

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County Louth (/lð/ LOWDH;[4] Irish: Contae Lú)[5] is a coastal county in the Eastern and Midland Region of Ireland, within the province of Leinster. Louth is bordered by the counties of Meath to the south, Monaghan to the west, Armagh to the north and Down to the north-east, across Carlingford Lough. It is the smallest county in Ireland by land area and the 17th most populous, with just over 139,100 residents as of 2022.[3] The county is named after the village of Louth. Louth County Council is the local authority for the county.[6]

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County Louth
Contae Lú
Coat of arms of County Louth
Nickname: 
The Wee County
Motto(s): 
Lugh sáimh-ioldánach (Irish)
"Lugh equally skilled in many arts"
Location of County Louth
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
RegionEastern and Midland
Established1210[1][2]
County townDundalk
Largest settlementDundalk
Government
  Local authorityLouth County Council
  Dáil constituencyLouth
  EP constituencyMidlands–North-West
Area
  Total826 km2 (319 sq mi)
  Rank32nd
Highest elevation589 m (1,932 ft)
Population
  Total139,100
  Rank17th
  Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
A91, A92 (primarily)
Telephone area codes041, 042 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
LH
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
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