Westmeath

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Westmeath County in Leinster province, n central Republic of Ireland, bounded by the counties of Meath, Cavan, Roscommon, and Offaly. The county town is Mullingar. It is mainly low-lying with many lakes or loughs, including Sheelin and Rees, and is drained by the rivers Shannon, Inny, and Brosna. The main economic activity is cattle raising. Area: 1763sq km (681sq mi). Pop. (1996) 63,314.

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