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Westmeath (wĕstmēth´, wĕst´mēŧħ), county (1991 pop. 61,880), 681 sq mi (1,764 sq km), central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Mullingar. A part of the central plain of Ireland, the region is mostly level and fertile, with many lakes and bogs. The principal river is the Inny, a tributary of the Shannon. Cattle raising is the chief occupation, although wheat, potatoes, and oats are grown. Some textiles are manufactured. Athlone is the largest town. Westmeath was separated from Meath as an independent county in 1543.

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Westmeath

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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Westmeath

Westmeathbeneath, buck teeth, Hadith, heath, Keith, neath, Reith, sheath, teeth, underneath, Westmeath, wreath •eye teeth • dog-teeth

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