Cork (city) | Wikipedia audio article

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Cork (city)


00:01:17 1 History
00:04:25 2 Climate
00:06:26 3 Culture
00:09:32 3.1 Food
00:10:03 3.2 Accent
00:10:49 4 Media
00:10:58 4.1 Broadcasting
00:12:19 4.2 Print
00:12:58 5 Places of interest
00:17:27 6 Local government and politics
00:19:43 7 Economy
00:19:52 7.1 Retail
00:21:33 7.2 Industry
00:23:16 7.3 Employment
00:23:45 8 Transport
00:23:54 8.1 Air
00:24:27 8.2 Bus
00:25:58 8.3 Harbour and waterways
00:26:36 8.4 Road
00:28:24 8.5 Rail
00:28:32 8.5.1 Railway and tramway heritage
00:30:47 8.5.2 Current routes
00:31:49 9 Education
00:34:12 10 Sport
00:34:28 10.1 Gaelic games
00:35:28 10.2 Association football
00:36:12 10.3 Rugby
00:37:22 10.4 Water sports
00:38:26 10.5 Cricket
00:39:20 10.6 Other sports
00:40:15 11 Twin cities
00:40:38 12 Demographics
00:43:00 12.1 City boundary expansion
00:43:32 13 Notable residents
00:43:42 14 See also



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Cork (; Irish: Corcaigh, pronounced [ˈkoɾkɪɟ], from corcach, meaning "marsh") is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster, which had a population of 125,657 in 2016. It is the third largest city on the island of Ireland, after Dublin and Belfast, and the second largest in the Republic of Ireland.
The city is situated on the River Lee which splits into two channels at the western end and divides the city centre into islands. They reconverge at the eastern end where the quays and docks along the river banks lead outwards towards Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, which is one of the largest natural harbours in the world by navigational area.Expanded by Viking invaders around 915, the city's charter was granted by Prince John, as Lord of Ireland, in 1185. Cork city was once fully walled, and the remnants of the old medieval town centre can be found around South and North Main streets.
The city's cognomen of "the rebel city" originates in its support for the Yorkist cause during the English 15th century Wars of the Roses. Corkonians often refer to the city as "the real capital" in reference to its role as the centre of forces opposing the Anglo-Irish Treaty during the Irish Civil War.