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County Tyrone, Ireland

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County Tyrone

Tyrone Coat of arms
  • Motto - Consilio et Prudentia (Latin) "By Wisdom and Prudence"
  • Nickname - The Red Hand County
  • Region - Northern Ireland
  • Province - Ulster
  • Established - 1585
  • County town - Omagh
  • Total Area - 1,260.0 sq mi (3,263 km2)
  • Area rank 8th
  • Highest elevation (Sawel Mountain) 2,224 ft (678 m)
  • Population (2011) - 177,986
  • Population Rank - 10th
  • Time zone - UTC±0 (GMT) Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
  • Irish Name - Contae Thír Eoghain
    • Countie Tyrone (Ulster Scots spelling)
    • Coontie Tyrone (Ulster Scots spelling)
    • Coontie Owenslann (Ulster Scots spelling only by Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council)


The county was administered by Tyrone County Council from 1899 until the abolition of county councils in Northern Ireland in 1973.
For details of the various Kings, Earls and Barons of Tyrone in earlier times see the Kings of Tir Eoghain page.


Tyrone is the largest county in Northern Ireland. The flat peatlands of East Tyrone border the shoreline of the largest lake in the British Isles, Lough Neagh, rising gradually across to the more mountainous terrain in the west of the county, the area surrounding the Sperrin Mountains, the highest point being Sawel Mountain at a height of 678 m (2,224 ft). The length of the county, from the mouth of the River Blackwater at Lough Neagh to the western point near Carrickaduff hill is 55 miles (89 km). The breadth, from the southern corner, southeast of Fivemiletown, to the northeastern corner near Meenard Mountain is 37.5 miles (60.4 km). Annaghone lays claim to be the geographical centre of Northern Ireland.
Tyrone is connected by land to the county of Fermanagh to the southwest; Monaghan to the south; Armagh to the southeast; Londonderry to the north; and Donegal to the west. Across Lough Neagh to the east, it borders County Antrim. It is the eighth largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties by area and tenth largest by population. It is the second largest of Ulster's nine traditional counties by area and fourth largest by population. Read more on Wikipedia

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