County Antrim in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of 3,046 square kilometres and has a population of about 618,000.
The county boasts spectacular landscapes such as the isolated and rugged Glens of Antrim. The north coast also features the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Giants Causeway, and the nearby Bushmills Distillery.
Most of Northern Ireland’s capital city Belfast lies within the county borders.
The county takes its name from the old town name of Aontroim, the Irish word for a lone ridge.