Southern Region, Ireland

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Southern Region, Ireland
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Southern Region in blue
Coordinates: 52°26′03″N 8°16′27″W / 52.4343°N 8.2741°W / 52.4343; -8.2741
 • Total29,829 km2 (11,517 sq mi)
 • Total1,703,393
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Total€203.606 billion (2022)
 • Per capita€119,530 (2022)
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Southern Region

The Southern Region has been a region in Ireland since 1 January 2015.[3] It is a NUTS Level II statistical region of Ireland (coded IE05).[4][5]

NUTS 2 Regions may be classified as less developed regions, transition regions, or more developed regions to determine eligibility for funding under the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund Plus. In 2021, the Southern Region was classified as a more developed region.[6]

The Southern Regional Assembly is composed of members nominated by the local authorities in the region. It is one of three Regional Assemblies in Ireland which were established in 2015 following an amendment to the Local Government Act 1991, replacing 8 Regional Authorities with 3 Regional Assemblies.[7] It members are nominated from among the members of its constituent local authorities. It has 33 members: 27 appointed by the local authorities, and 6 as Committee of the Regions representatives.[8]

The Region contains three strategic planning areas, each of which is a NUTS Level III statistical region, and mostly correspond with the former Regional Authority Regions.

SPA NUTS 3 Code Local government areas SRA members Population
Mid-West IE051 County Clare 2 127,938
Limerick City and County 3 209,536
County Tipperary 3 167,895
South-East IE052 County Carlow 2 61,968
County Kilkenny 2 104,160
Waterford City and County 2 127,363
County Wexford 3 163,919
South-West IE053 Cork City 2 224,004
County Cork 5 360,152
County Kerry 2 156,458


  1. ^ a b "Census 2022 - F1004A - Population". Central Statistics Office Census 2022 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. August 2023. Retrieved 16 September 2023.
  2. ^ "EU regions by GDP, Eurostat". Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  3. ^ Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 573 of 2014), "4. (1) Each area described in column (2) of Schedule 1 shall constitute a region within the meaning of and for the purposes of section 43 of the Act of 1991, and shall be called and known by the name specified in column (1) of that Schedule opposite the description of that area.". Signed on 16 December 2014. Statutory Instrument of the Government of Ireland. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 19 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Information Note for Data Users: Revision to the Irish NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions". Central Statistics Office. Archived from the original on 4 April 2023. Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  5. ^ Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2066 of 21 November 2016 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
  6. ^ Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1130 of 5 July 2021 setting out the list of regions eligible for funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund Plus and of Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund for the period 2021-2027 (notified under document C(2021) 4894)
  7. ^ Local Government Reform Act 2014, s. 62: Regional Assemblies (No. 1 of 2014, s. 62). Enacted on 27 January 2014. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 29 January 2022.
  8. ^ "The Assembly". Southern Regional Assembly. Archived from the original on 19 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2022.

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