County Wicklow

County Wicklow (/ˈwɪkl/ WIK-loh; Irish: Contae Chill Mhantáin [ˈkɔn̪ˠt̪ˠeː ˌçiːl̠ʲ ˈwan̪ˠt̪ˠaːnʲ]) is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north. It is named after its county town of Wicklow, which derives from the name Víkingaló (Old Norse for "Vikings' Meadow"). Wicklow County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 142,425 at the 2016 census.[3] Colloquially known as the "Garden of Ireland",[4] it is the 17th largest of Ireland's 32 counties by area[5] and the 16th largest by population.[6] It is also the fourth largest of Leinster's 12 counties by size and the fifth largest in terms of population.

County Wicklow
Contae Chill Mhantáin
Nickname(s): 
The Garden of Ireland
Motto(s): 
Meanma Saor  (Irish)
"Free Spirits"
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
Dáil ÉireannWicklow
EU ParliamentSouth
Established1606[1]
County townWicklow
Government
  TypeCounty Council
Area
  Total2,027 km2 (783 sq mi)
Area rank17th
Highest elevation925 m (3,035 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
  Total142,425
  Rank16th
  Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
A63, A67, A98 (primarily)
Telephone area codes01, 0402, 0404 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
WW
Websitewww.wicklow.ie