Place:County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

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NameCounty Tyrone
Alt namesCounty Tyrone
Co Tyronesource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Contae Tír Eoghainsource: Wikipedia
Tir Eoghainsource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 669
Tyronesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Located inNorthern Ireland     (1922 - 1973)
Also located inIreland     (1300 - 1922)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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County Tyrone is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,155 km², with a population of approximately 177,986, with its county town being Omagh. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, lying within the historical province of Ulster.

Tyrone is the seventh largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area and tenth largest in terms of population. It is the second largest of Ulster's nine counties in size and fourth largest in terms of population. The county is no longer used as an administrative division for local government purposes, but retains a strong identity in popular culture.

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