Place:County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

NameCounty Kildare
Alt namesCill Darasource: (Irish)
Contae Chill Darasource: (Irish)
Kildaresource: and Getty Vocabulary Program (English)
Co. Kildare
Cill Darasource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 859; LC Subject Headings, 10th edition (1986)
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 in the province of Leinster and is part of the Eastern and Midland Region. It is named after the town of Kildare. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county, which has a population of 222,504.[1]


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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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