County Wicklow

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County Wicklow (/ˈwɪkl/ WIK-loh; Irish: Contae Chill Mhantáin [ˈkɔn̪ˠt̪ˠeː ˌçiːl̠ʲ ˈwan̪ˠt̪ˠaːnʲ]) is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Eastern and Midland Region and the province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and South Dublin and Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown to the north.

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County Wicklow
Contae Chill Mhantáin
Coat of arms of County Wicklow
The Garden of Ireland
Meanma Saor  (Irish)
"Free Spirits"
Location of County Wicklow
RegionEastern and Midland
County townWicklow
Largest settlementBray
  Local authorityWicklow County Council
  Dáil constituencyWicklow
  EP constituencySouth
  Total2,027 km2 (783 sq mi)
Highest elevation925 m (3,035 ft)
  Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
A63, A67, A98 (primarily)
Telephone area codes01, 0402, 0404 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Wicklow is named after its county town of Wicklow, which derives from the name Víkingaló (Old Norse for "Vikings' Meadow"). Wicklow County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 155,258 at the 2022 census.[3] Colloquially known as the "Garden of Ireland"[4] for its scenerywhich includes extensive woodlands, nature trails, beaches, and ancient ruins while allowing for a multitude of walking, hiking, and climbing optionsit is the 17th largest of Ireland's 32 counties by area[5] and the 15th largest by population.[6] It is also the fourth largest of Leinster's 12 counties by size and the fifth largest in terms of population.