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County: Kerry
Province: Munster
Capital: Tralee
Other Cities: Ballylongford, Blennerville, Cahirciveen, Castlegregory, Castleisland,  Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney, Listowel, Milltown, Tarbert, Valencia
Land Area: 1,148,720 acres
Cultivated: 581,189 acres
Mountains & Bog: 552,862 acres
Under Water: 14,669 acres
Bounded by: Counties Cork, Clare (River Shannon), and Limerick
Baronies: Clanmaurice, Corkaguiney, Dunkerron, Glanerough, Iraghticonnor, Iveragh,    Magunihy, Trughanacmy

All of Ireland is smaller than the State of Maine (32.593 v. 33,040 sq. miles) County Kerry alone is smaller than the state of Delaware (1,815 v. 2,045) If 1,815 square miles were a perfect square, it would be only about 40 miles by 45 miles. Many of the Baronies are less than 100 square miles (10 mi. by 10 mi.) The townlands are almost always under a square mile in size, often only a few (English) acres. (Thanks Ray Marshall!)

Population of County Kerry through the years:

1821  216,185
1831  263,126
1841  293,880
1851  238,254
1861  201,800
1871  196,586
1881  187,000
1891  179,136
1901  165,726
1911  159,691
1926  149,171
1936  139,834
1946  133,893
1951  126,644
1961  116,458
1971  112,772
1981  122,770
1986  123,992
1991  121,894

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Kerry Population in 1991

Statistics are from the Central Office in Ireland
Kenmare 1,366
Ballybunion 1,346
Dingle 1,272
Killorglin 1,229
Caherciveen 1,213
Tarbert 679
Ardfert 677
Ballyduff 670
Ballyheigue 658
Ballylongford 506
Rathmore 505
Waterville/Spunkane 463
Fenit 403
The Spa 398
Newtownsandes 365
Milltown 341
Sneem 292
Lixnaw 260
Gneeveguilla 239
Causeway 233
Glenbeigh 230
Annascaul 215
Knightstown
(Valentia Island)
204
Abbeydorney 179
Kilgarvan 171
Castlegregory 159
Cromane 157
Killarney Urban area: 7,253
Listowel town 3,347
Tralee town 17,206

(Thanks to Kerry Kate for some of the stats; see: KerryRoutes/Lost Trails!)


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