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County Cavan (/ˈkævən/ KAV-ənIrishContae an Chabháin) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the town of Cavan and is based on the historic Gaelic territory of East Breffny (Bréifne).[3][4] Cavan County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 76,176 at the 2016 census.[2]

Cavan borders six counties: Leitrim to the west, Fermanagh and Monaghan to the north, Meath to the south-east, Longford to the south-west and Westmeath to the south. Cavan shares a 70 km (43 mi) border with County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. Cavan is the 19th largest of the 32 counties in area and the 25th largest by population.[5]

Cavan is known as ‘The Lakeland County’ and is reputed to contain 365 lakes.[6] At 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi), Lough Sheelin is the county’s largest lake; it is situated in the south of the county and forms a three way border on its waters between counties Meath, Westmeath and Cavan.[7] A large complex of lakes form in the north and west of Cavan into designated Specially Protected Areas (SPA); an example is Lough Oughter. Other important wildlife protected lakes such as Lough Gowna and Lough Ramor are in the south and east of the county. Cavan has a mainly hilly (drumlin) landscape and contains just under 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) of forested area, 3.6% of Cavan’s total land area. The county contains forests such as Bellamont Forest near CootehillKillykeen Forest Park at Lough Oughter (a Coillte state forest concern), Dún na Rí Forest Park and the Burren Forest.

Agriculture is the largest industry in the county, especially dairy milk processing as well as pig and beef farming. Much of Cavan’s land consists of clay soils, which are rich in minerals, but heavy and poorly drained, making pasture farming the dominant farming system in the county.[19] There is a total farmed area of 144,269 hectares (356,500 acres) in the county, and there are approximately 219,568 cattle in Cavan. Lakeland Dairies Group, which is based in Killeshandra and has manufacturing sites located throughout Cavan, is Ireland’s second largest dairy co-operative with an annual revenue of €545 million.[20]


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