Place:County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

NameCounty Londonderry
Alt namesDoiresource: (Irish)
Contae Dhoiresource: (Irish)
Derrysource: (English)
Co. Londonderry
Co. Derry
Derrysource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 169
Londonderrysource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984); Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 549
Coordinates55°N 7.333°W
Located inNorthern Ireland     (1922 - 1973)
Also located inIreland     ( - 1922)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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County Londonderry, also known as County Derry (Irish: Contae Dhoire, Ulster Scots: Coontie Lunnonderrie), is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Adjoining the north-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,074 km² and has a population of about 247,132. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, lying within the historic province of Ulster.

Since 1981, it has become one of four counties in Northern Ireland that has a Catholic majority (55.56% according to the 2001 Census), with 57% of the Catholic population residing within Derry City Council.[1] The county flower is the Purple Saxifrage. The term Oak Leaf County is the county nickname particularly in relation to the county's teams in GAA competitions.

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