Place:Munster, Republic of Ireland

Alt namesCúige Mumhansource: (Irish)
Munstersource: (English)
An Mhumhainsource: Wikipedia
Mumasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VIII, 421
Coordinates52.417°N 8.333°W
Located inRepublic of Ireland     (1922 - )
Also located inIreland     ( - 1922)
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Munster ( or ) is one of the provinces of Ireland, in the south of Ireland. In early Ireland, the Kingdom of Munster was one of the kingdoms of Gaelic Ireland ruled by a "king of over-kings". Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into 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". Geographically, Munster covers a total area of and has a population of 1,280,020,[1] with the most populated city being Cork. Other significant urban centres in the province include Limerick and Waterford.

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