County Tyrone

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County Tyrone
Contae Thír Eoghain
Coat of arms of County Tyrone
Location of County Tyrone
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionNorthern Ireland
County seatOmagh
 • Total1,260 sq mi (3,263 km2)
 • Rank8th
 • Rank10th

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tyrone".