Queen's County, deriving its name from Queen Mary, is situated in the province of Leinster, having King's County to N. and W., Kildare and Carlow to E., Kilkenny to S., and Tipperary to S.W. Its area of 663 square miles is mainly level, but the Slieve Bloom Range in the N.W. and the Dysart Hills in the E. cause some diversity. A few woollen and cotton goods are manufactured, and coal, iron, manganese, potter's clay, and slate are worked profitably, though on a small scale. Maryborough is the capital.