County Offaly (/ˈɒfəl/; Irish: Contae Uíbh Fhailí) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Eastern and Midland Region and the province of Leinster. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Uí Failghe. It was formerly known as King's County, in honour of Philip II of Spain. Offaly County Council is the local authority for the county. The county population was 82,668 at the 2022 census.[2]

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County Offaly
Contae Uíbh Fhailí
Nickname: 
The Faithful County
Motto(s): 
Esto Fidelis  (Latin)
"Be Faithful"
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
RegionEastern and Midland
Established1556[1]
County townTullamore
Government
  TypeCounty Council
  Dáil constituency
  EP constituencySouth
Area
  Total2,001 km2 (773 sq mi)
  Rank18th
Highest elevation527 m (1,729 ft)
Population
  Total82,668
  Rank24th
  Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
R35, R42, R45 (primarily)
Telephone area codes046, 057 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
OY
Websitewww.offaly.ie
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