Galway (county)

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Galway County in the province of Connaught, w Republic of Ireland; the county town is Galway. Bounded by the Atlantic (w), it has an indented coastline with many islands. It is mountainous in the w, low-lying in the e, and drained by the River Shannon. It is an agricultural region. Industries: tourism, agriculture, cotton-spinning, sugar-refining, handicrafts. Area: 5939sq km (2293sq mi). Pop. (1996) 188,854.

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