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About Co.Tipperary

CCounty Tipperary (Irish: Contae Thiobraid Árann) is a county of Ireland. The area is covered by two local authorities, North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council. It is located in the province of Munster and is named after the town of Tipperary.

Tipperary is the sixth largest of the 32 counties by area and the 11th largest by population. It is the third largest of Munster's 6 counties by size and the third largest by population. The region is part of the central plain of Ireland, but the diversified terrain contains several mountain ranges: the Knockmealdown, the Galtee, the Arra Hills and the Silvermine.

The southern portion of the county is drained by the River Suir; the northern by tributaries of the Shannon which widens into Lough Derg. No part of the county touches the coast. The centre is known as 'the Golden Vale', a rich pastoral stretch of land in the Suir basin which extends into counties Limerick and Cork.*



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* Reproduced from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike from http://en.wikipedia.org in 2011.

  • Total: 158,652
  • Men: 79,519
  • Women: 79,134
  • Total: 69,372

Data Source: CSO 2011