County Waterford (Irish: Contae Phort Láirge) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the city of Waterford. Waterford City and County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county at large, including the city, was 116,176 according to the 2016 census.[2] The county is based on the historic Gaelic territory of the Déise. There is an Irish-speaking area, Gaeltacht na nDéise, in the south-west of the county.

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County Waterford
Contae Phort Láirge
Nickname: 
The Déise
Motto(s): 
Déisi oc Declán co Bráth  (Old Irish)
"May the Déise remain with Declan forever"
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
Established1207[1]
County townWaterford
Government
  TypeCity and County Council
  Dáil constituencyWaterford
  EP constituencySouth
Area
  Total1,857 km2 (717 sq mi)
  Rank20th
Highest elevation792 m (2,598 ft)
Population
  Total127,085
  Rank20th
  Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
E32, E91, X35, X42, X91 (primarily)
Telephone area codes051, 058 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
W (since 2014)
WD (1987–2013)
Websitewaterfordcouncil.ie
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