County Sligo

County Sligo (/ˈslɡ/ SLY-goh, Irish: Contae Shligigh) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the Border Region and is part of the province of Connacht. Sligo is the administrative capital and largest town in the county. Sligo County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 65,535 at the 2016 census.[3] It is noted for Benbulben Mountain, one of Ireland's most distinctive natural landmarks.

County Sligo
Contae Shligigh
Nickname(s): 
Yeats Country
Motto(s): 
Anthem: "Isle of Innisfree" and
"Down by the Salley Gardens"
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
Dáil ÉireannSligo–Leitrim
EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Established1585[1]
County townSligo
Government
  TypeCounty Council
Area
  Total1,837 km2 (709 sq mi)
Area rank22nd
Highest elevation647 m (2,123 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
  Total65,535
  Rank26th
  Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
F56, F91 (primarily)
Telephone area codes071 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
SO
Websitewww.sligococo.ie