County Cavan

County Cavan (/ˈkævən/ KAV-ən; Irish: Contae an Chabháin) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne).[3][4] Cavan County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 76,176 at the 2016 census.[2]

County Cavan
Contae an Chabháin
Nickname(s): 
The Breffni County
Motto(s): 
Feardhacht is Fírinne  (Irish)
"Manliness and Truth"
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
Dáil ÉireannCavan–Monaghan
EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Established21 August 1579
County townCavan
Government
  TypeCounty Council
Area
  Total1,932 km2 (746 sq mi)
Area rank19th
Highest elevation665 m (2,182 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
  Total76,176
  Rank25th
  Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
A82, H12, H14, H16 (primarily)
Telephone area codes042, 049 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
CN
Websitewww.cavancoco.ie