Place:County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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NameCounty Kildare
Alt namesCo. Kildare
Cill Darasource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 859; LC Subject Headings, 10th edition (1986)
Contae Chill Darasource: Wikipedia
Kildaresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates53.25°N 6.75°W
Located inRepublic of Ireland     (1922 - )
Also located inIreland     (1296 - 1922)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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County Kildare is a county in Ireland. It is part of the midlands and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Kildare. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 210,312 according to the 2011 census.

History

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Kildare was shired in 1297 and assumed its present borders in 1832, following amendments to remove a number of enclaves and exclaves.

The county was the home of the powerful Fitzgerald family. Parts of the county were also part of the Pale area around Dublin.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article County Kildare. especially the section "Geography and political subdivisions" with the list of Towns and Villages.

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