Galway, The Province of Connacht, Ireland


๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Galway is a city in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. It is the county town of County Galway, which is named after it. It lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, and is the sixth most populous city in the island of Ireland and the fourth most populous in the Republic of Ireland. Located near an earlier settlement, Galway grew around a fortification built by the King of Connacht in 1124. A municipal charter, received in 1484, allowed for the citizens of the then walled city to form a council and mayoralty for the city. Controlled largely by a group of merchant families, the Tribes of Galway, the city grew into a trading port. Following a period of decline, as of the 21st century, the city is a tourist destination and is known for hosting numerous festivals, celebrations and events, including the Galway Arts Festival. In 2018, Galway was named the European Region of Gastronomy. The city was the European Capital of Culture for 2020, alongside ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Rijeka, Croatia.

Economy Galway City is the capital of Connacht. The city has experienced very rapid growth in recent years. Galway has a strong local economy with complementary business sectors, including manufacturing industry, tourism, retail and distribution, education, healthcare and services that include financial, construction, cultural, and professional.

Most (47%) of the people employed in Galway work in either the commerce or professional sector, with a large number (17%) also employed in manufacturing. Most industry and manufacturing in Galway, like the rest of Ireland, is hi-tech (e.g. ICT, medical equipment, electronics, chemicals, etc.), due to the Celtic Tiger economic boom. Companies such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic, EA Games, Cisco and SAP AG have their regional offices or other offices in Galway City and environs. Tourism is also of major importance to the city, which had over 2.1ย million visitors in 2000, and produced revenue of over โ‚ฌ400ย million.

The head office of Smyths, a toy shop company, is in Galway.

Galway, The Province of Connacht, Ireland 
<b>Galway, The Province of Connacht, Ireland</b>
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Galway was ranked #660 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Galway has a population of over 79,930 people. Galway also forms the centre of the wider Connacht Province which has a population of over 550,742 people. Galway is ranked #319 for startups with a score of 0.838.

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Galway is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Film see:

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Galway has links with:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Aalborg, Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Auckland, New Zealand ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Bradford, England ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cambridge, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chicago, USA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Hangzhou, China ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Lorient, France ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Menlo Park, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Milwaukee, USA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Qingdao, China ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Seattle, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ St. Louis, USA
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Antipodal to Galway is: 170.936,-53.277

Locations Near: Galway -9.06357,53.277

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ennis -8.981,52.846 d: 48.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Mayo -9.117,53.76 d: 53.8  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Castlebar -9.302,53.854 d: 66.1  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Limerick -8.631,52.671 d: 73.4  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Roscommon -8.19,53.63 d: 69.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Nenagh -8.199,52.863 d: 73.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Sligo -8.476,54.272 d: 117.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Tralee -9.705,52.269 d: 120.1  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Tipperary -8.162,52.474 d: 107.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Cork -8.467,51.883 d: 160.1  

Antipodal to: Galway 170.936,-53.277

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Balclutha 169.75,-46.233 d: 19227.3  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Invercargill 168.373,-46.413 d: 19230.1  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Dunedin 170.474,-45.884 d: 19192.3  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Queenstown 168.658,-45.033 d: 19083.6  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Canterbury 171.58,-43.543 d: 18931.7  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Christchurch 172.617,-43.517 d: 18922.8  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Richmond 173.183,-41.333 d: 18676.4  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Nelson 173.284,-41.269 d: 18668.4  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Wellington 174.767,-41.283 d: 18651  

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 18641.3  

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