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About Cork

Cork is Ireland's third largest city by population after Dublin and Belfast and is located on the Lee River. The Lee River, which stands out as the biggest natural power that shaped the city. The river meets in the eastern end of the city after it divided into two channels in the west of the country. Cork's city center is located on the island between these two channels. The Lee River passes through the harbour, which is one of the largest natural harbours in the world, to empty into the sea.

The city takes its name from the Irish word 'corcach' which means 'marsh'. Cork was originally a monastic settlement, founded by Saint Finbarr in the 6th century, who was known as the first archbishop of the city. Between 915 and 922, Cork became urbanised when the Viking setters founded a trading port. Then the city started to grow rapidly, and was an important trading centre in the global Scandinavian Trade Network.

Today, Cork remains one of the most important industrial and commercial centers in the country. In recent years, electronics, telecommunications, IT and medicine are among the rising sectors of the city. Cork, which has been marked as a 'the rebel city' originates from the English War of Roses. Citizens of the city refer to the city as 'the real capital' as referrence to its oppostion to the Irish Civil War. Cork has been attracting travelers for many years with its historical depth and cultural richness. Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005, is among the most famous cities of the country in terms of cultural and historical tourism with its historical monuments and attractive urban presentation. Home to the most striking classical architectural works of Ireland, the houses are made of red sandstone from the 18th and 19th centuries, which creates an eye-catching architectural texture. Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, English Market, City Hall, Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone, Blackrock Castle, Old County Jail, Cork Public Museum, Crawford Art Gallery and the Church of Saint Anne is among the most popular tourist attractions of the city. The climate in the city is mild oceanic and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes throughout the year. Cork Airport is 6.5 km from the city and is located on the south side of the city.

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