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Irish: Luimneach
Flag of Limerick
Flag
Coat of arms of Limerick
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Location of Limerick
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Limerick
Founded 812 A.D.
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Jim Long[2]
 • LEAs 3
 • Dáil Éireann Limerick City, Limerick
 • European Parliament South
Area
 • Total 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • City
57,106

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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