County Tyrone

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County Tyrone
Contae Thír Eoghain

Coat of arms
Country United Kingdom
Region Northern Ireland
Province Ulster
County seat Omagh
Area
 • Total 1,260 sq mi (3,263 km2)
Area rank 8th
Population (2011) 177,986
 • Rank 10th

County Tyrone is a county of Northern Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster. Tyrone is the eighth largest county by area on the island of Ireland. It is the largest county by area in Northern Ireland. Tyrone is the tenth largest county by population on the island of Ireland. It is the fourth-largest county by population in Northern Ireland.

Name[change | change source]

The name Tyrone come from the Irish Tír Eoghain, which means "land of Eoghan".

Demographics[change | change source]

County Tyrone is one of the four counties in Northern Ireland to have more people from a Catholic community background. In the year 1900 the population of Tyrone was 197,719.[1] As of the 2011 census, it was 177,986.

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