County Donegal

County Donegal (/ˌdʌnɪˈɡɔːl, ˌdɒn-/ DUN-ig-AWL, DON-; Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall)[7] is a county of Ireland in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal (Dún na nGall, meaning 'fort of the foreigners'[8]) in the south of the county. It has also been known as County Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill, meaning 'Land of Conall'), after the historic territory of the same name, on which it was based. Donegal County Council is the local council and Lifford the county town.

County Donegal
Tyrconnell
Contae Dhún na nGall / Contae Thír Chonaill
Coontie Dunnygal / Coontie Dinnygal
Nickname(s): 
The O'Donnell County, The Forgotten County
Motto(s): 
Mutuam habeatis caritatem  (Latin)
"Have love for one another"
Location in Ireland, indicated in darker green
Coordinates: 54.917°N 8.000°W / 54.917; -8.000
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
Dáil ÉireannDonegal
EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Established1585[1]
County townLifford
Government
  TypeCounty Council
Area
  Total4,860 km2 (1,880 sq mi)
Area rank 4th
Highest elevation751 m (2,464 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
159,192
  Rank 13th
  Density32.6/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
F92, F93, F94
Telephone area codes074 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
DL
Websitewww.donegal.ie
Coontie Dunnygal[4][5] and Coontie Dinnygal[6] are Ulster Scots spellings.

The population was 159,192 at the 2016 census.[3]