Cork is a university city in southwest Ireland, in the province of Munster, which had a population of 125,622 in 2016. The city is situated on the River Lee, which splits into two channels at the western end and divides the city centre into islands. Population in the larger metropolitan area was about 400,000 in the 2011 census.
Cork City is a hub of industry in the province. Several pharmaceutical companies have significant operations in the area, including Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Swiss company Novartis.