History of County Tyrone

History Of County Tyrone

County Tyrone (from Irish: Tír Eoghain, meaning "land of Eoghan") is one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, one of nine within the historical province of Ulster, and one of the six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. The county is no longer used as an administrative division for local government purposes, but retains a strong identity in popular culture. Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,155 km², with a population of approximately 166,516, with its county town being Omagh.

Tyrone is the seventh largest of Ireland’s thirty-two counties in area and eighth largest in terms of population. It is the second largest of Ulster’s nine counties in size and fourth largest in terms of population.

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