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Alternatively spelled as Laoighis and pronounced as Leash, Laois is found in the province of Leinster.
The county covers an area of 664 square miles and has a population of 55,000.
The county has it's administrative headquarters at Portlaoise.
Physically the county is flat except for the Slieve Bloom mountains in the North West.
Being of such a geographical nature it is not surprising that the county's main sources of income are all agrarian based. Sugarbeets, dairy products, woollens and agricultural machinery are all main sources of income.