Place:Munster, Republic of Ireland

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NameMunster
Alt namesAn Mhumhainsource: Wikipedia
Mumasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VIII, 421
TypeProvince
Coordinates52.417°N 8.333°W
Located inRepublic of Ireland     (1922 - )
Also located inIreland     ( - 1922)
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Munster is one of the Provinces of Ireland situated in the south of Ireland. In Ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths ruled by a "king of over-kings" . Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has seen further sub-division of the historic counties.

Munster has no official function for local government purposes. For the purposes of the ISO, the province is listed as one of the provincial sub-divisions of the State and coded as "IE-M". Apart from County Clare, the remainder of the province forms the South constituency for elections to the European Parliament. Geographically, Munster covers a total area of and has a population of 1,246,088 with the most populated city being Cork. Other significant urban centres in the province include Limerick and Waterford.

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