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Administrative Areas of the Republic of Ireland
Following the Government of Ireland Act 1920, 26 of Ireland's 32 counties left the United Kingdom and formed the Irish Free State. In 1949 this became the Republic of Ireland.
The name "King's County" (or simply "King's") was changed to "Offaly" in 1921.
Also known as "An Uaimh".
The name "Queen's County" (or simply "Queen's") was changed to "Laois" in 1921. It is sometimes spelt "Laoighis" and is also known as "Leix".
The six counties of Northern Ireland are also part of the Province of Ulster.
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Page created by Phil Lloyd in January 1993. Revised and updated in September 1997 by Brian Pears.