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  1. El condado de Wicklow (en irlandés: Contae Chill Mhantáin, pronunciado [ˈkɔnt̪eː ˈçɪl̪ʲ ˈwant̪aːnʲ]) está ubicado en la costa medio-oriental de Irlanda, al sur del condado de Dublín. Tiene una superficie de 2024 km² y su punto más alto es el Log na Coille (925 m), en la cadena de los Montes Wicklow. 1

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    County Wicklow was the last of the traditional counties of Ireland to be shired in 1606 from land previously part of counties Dublin and Carlow. Established as a distinct county, it was aimed at controlling local groups such as the O'Byrnes. The Military Road, stretching from Rathfarnham to Aghavannagh crosses the mountains, north to south, was bui...

    Location

    Wicklow is part of the Eastern and Midland Region of Ireland, within the province of Leinster. It is bounded by four counties, Dublin to the north; Kildare and Carlow to the west; Wexford to the south; and the Irish sea to the east. Wicklow is the 17th largest of Ireland's 32 traditional counties by land area, and the 16th most populous. It is the fourth largest of Leinster's 12 counties by size and the fifth most populous. The county is named after the town of Wicklow, located approximately...

    Geology

    The Wicklow Mountains are centred on the Leinster batholith and are primarily composed of granite surrounded by an envelope of mica-schist and much older rocks such as quartzite. Covering 1,500 square kilometres (580 sq mi), the Leinster batholith is the most expansive mass of intrusive igneous rock in Ireland or Britain. The oldest rocks in the county are the quartzites of the Bray Group that include Bray Head and the Little Sugar Loaf and Great Sugar Loaf mountains. These metamorphosed from...

    Hydrology

    Major rivers include the 132-kilometre (82.0 mi) River Liffey, Ireland's 8th-longest river, which rises near Tonduff mountain and flows through the centre of Dublin City, reaching the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay. Its biggest tributary by volume, the River Dodder, rises along the northern slope of Kippurein the far north of the county, while the Kings River joins at Blessington Lakes. Multiple other Liffey tributaries flow within the county. The 117.5-kilometre (73.0 mi) River Slaney, which starts...

    Population

    As of the 2016 census, the resident population of Wicklow was 142,425, a 4.2% increase since the Census of Ireland 2011. The county's population is one of the fastest growing in the country, increasing 38.7 percent in the 20 years between 1996 and 2016. However, its share of the Mid East's population has steadily fallen as Meath and Kildare have experienced even more rapid population growth. While Bray remains by far the largest town in the county, improved transport links to Dublin such as u...

    Urban areas

    The 2016 census recorded that 65 percent of Wicklow's residents lived in urban areas (towns with a population greater than 1,500) and 35 percent lived in rural areas. Of Wicklow's rural population, roughly 26 percent (36,800 people) live in the open countryside outside of any designated settlements, while 9 percent (13,032 people) live in towns or villages with less than 1,500 people. According to the CSO report Urban and Rural Life in Ireland 2019, Wicklow (alongside Kildare) has the highest...

    Migration

    As of 2016, around 85% of Wicklow's population was born within the Republic of Ireland, and a further 0.9% was born in Northern Ireland.Just over 38% of Wicklow's usually resident population was born within the county, making it the second least indigenous county in Ireland, after Meath. While around 35% of the county's population was born in neighbouring Dublin, it is likely that a significant portion of these are Wicklow natives who were born in one of Dublin's many hospitals. People born i...

    Built environment

    Wicklow is home to several major water supply and hydroelectric facilities. The Turlough Hill pumped-storage scheme, a significant civil engineeringproject, was carried out in the mountains in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Leisure and tourism

    Wicklow, often called "The Garden of Ireland", has been a popular tourist destination for many years, due to its scenery, beaches, walking, hiking and climbing options, and attractions including the ruins of the monastic city of Glendalough, Wicklow Gaol and water-based activities on reservoirs and the coast. The Wicklow Way is the oldest waymarked long-distance walking trailin Ireland. The popular annual mass participation bike ride Wicklow 200 has taken place in the county every year since...

    The local government authority is Wicklow County Council which returns 32 councillors from six local electoral areas: Arklow, Baltinglass, Bray East, Bray West, Greystones, and Wicklow. Wicklow County Council sends three members to the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, where it is part of the Eastern Strategic Planning Area. All of the previou...

    Road

    Wicklow has a well-maintained network of regional roadswhich connect the county's western portion to its eastern portion, cross-cutting the Wicklow Mountains from east to west. Several north-south regional roads also traverse the mountains, providing amenity access to the county's interior. The county is also serviced by a National secondary road (N81) in western Wicklow, and a National primary road (N11) in eastern Wicklow which becomes a motorway at Junction 14 north of Ashford. The N11/M11...

    Mermaid, County Wicklow Arts Centre is based in Bray. Mermaid is the county's hub of artistic activity and creation, offering a programme in many art forms: visual arts, theatre productions, opera, dance performances, arthouse cinema, comedy and a music programme.Two of the county's festivals take place in Arklow, the Arklow Music Festival and the ...

    Local newspapers include The Bray People, Wicklow Times and Wicklow People.
    WicklowNews.net is a popular news website in the county. See Wicklow News.
    The local radio station in Wicklow is East Coast FM. In 2010, Radio Nova became the second local radio service to be licensed for North Wicklow. The station broadcasts to Bray, Greystones, Kilmacan...
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  2. Coordenadas: 52°58′40″N 6°01′59″O ( mapa) Wicklow Wicklow (en gaélico "Cill Mhantáin") 1 es una localidad irlandesa situada en la costa central del condado de Wicklow, a orillas del mar de Irlanda. Además es la capital del condado de Wicklow, en la provincia de Leinster. Cuenta con una población de 10356 habitantes. 2 Índice 1 Geografía

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  4. O condado de Wicklow (en gaélico irlandés Contae Chill Mhantáin) é un condado da provincia de Leinster ( República de Irlanda ), dentro da rexión Medio-Leste. O seu nome provén do pobo de Wicklow, que deriva do antigo nórdico Víkingalág ou Wykynlo. Está situado ao sur do condado de Dublín .