County Waterford

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County Waterford
Contae Phort Láirge
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Basic data
Country: Ireland
Administrative headquarters: Waterford
Province: Muenster
Irish name: Contae Phort Láirge
Surface: 1859 km²
Residents: 116,401 (2016)
License Plate: W (until 2013 W and WD (city / county))

Waterford ( Irish County Waterford ) is a county ( County ) in the southeastern province of Munster in the Republic of Ireland .


The county is bounded to the north by the River Suir and to the east by Waterford Harbor. The west is characterized by mountains and hills, the east is more flat.


In the early Middle Ages the area belonged to the Leinster Kingdom . In 1172 the area was conquered by the Anglo- Normans. The county was founded in the 13th century.


The distribution of seats in the City and County Council after the local elections on May 23, 2014:

Political party Seats
Fine Gael 8th
Fianna Fáil 8th
Sinn Féin 6th
Labor Party 1
Non-party 9


The county seat was Dungarvan until 2014, when the county and city of Waterford were combined and Waterford became the new seat of administration. The towns of Dungarvan , Lismore , Tramore and Waterford have their own town councils. Other cities include Ardmore , Dunmore East , Portlaw and Tallow .



  1. ^ Waterford County Local Authorities. Retrieved August 5, 2013 .

Coordinates: 52 ° 11 ′  N , 7 ° 35 ′  W