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County Wexford

county in Ireland

County Wexford (Irish: Contae Loch Gorman) is a county in Ireland. County Wexford is in the province of Leinster. It is named after the county town of Wexford. The population of County Wexford is 145,320 as of 2011.[1]

County Wexford

Contae Loch Gorman
Coat of arms of County Wexford
Coat of arms
Location of County Wexford
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
Dáil ÉireannWexford
EU ParliamentSouth
County seatWexford
Government
 • TypeCounty Council
Area
 • Total2,367 km2 (914 sq mi)
Area rank13th
Population
 (2011)
145,320
 • Rank14th
Car platesWX
Websitewww.wexford.ie

CultureEdit

Beaches in County Wexford were used to make the movie Saving Private Ryan.

There is a great singing tradition in County Wexford, especially in traditional music, many of which are about the 1798 rebellion.

MediaEdit

  • There are two radio stations in County Wexford, South East Radio and Beat FM.
  • The county's main newspapers are Wexford People, New Ross Standard, Gorey Guardian and Enniscorthy Echo.

PopulationEdit

As of 2011 62.1% of people in County Wexford live in rural areas. The remaining 37.9% live in urban areas. 34.3% of the population were under the age of 25 and 12.6% were over the age of 65. 87.9% of County Wexford said in the census that their religion was Roman Catholic. Another 4.2% said they had no religion. Between 2006 and 2011, the population of County Wexford rose by 10% (13,524) people.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "That's the new official population of Wexford, census results show". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2 February 2015.