County Wicklow (Contae Chill Mhantáin in Irish) is a county on the east coast of Ireland, immediately south of Dublin. Area: 2,024 km² (781 square miles). The county is bordered by the Irish Sea and the counties of Carlow, Kildare, Dublin and Wexford. Wicklow is often known as "The Garden of Ireland" because it is regarded as being very beautiful especially by tourists, with its many gently sloping hills and lakes. The county town is Wicklow (pop. 9,355), although the largest urban centre is Bray (pop. 30,951). Other main towns include Greystones (pop. 11,913) and Arklow (pop. 11,721). All of these towns are situated on the eastern coast. County Wicklow is sometimes known as 'the last county' as it was the last of the original counties to be established - in 1606 from land previously part of County Dublin.

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