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Irish: Luimneach
Flag of Limerick
Flag
Coat of arms of Limerick
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Location of Limerick
Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyLimerick
Founded812 A.D.
Government
 • TypeCity Council
 • MayorJim Long[2]
 • LEAs3
 • Dáil ÉireannLimerick City, Limerick
 • European ParliamentSouth
Area
 • Total51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • City
57,106
 • Urban area
91,454
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Car platesL
Websitewww.LimerickCity.ie

Limerick (Irish: Luimneach from Lom na nEach, meaning the Bare place of the Horses) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the historical province of Munster, in the midwest of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre and has a 2006 population of 91,000 inhabitants within its urban area.

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