Co. Tyrone

County Tyrone in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of around 3,155 square kilometres.

County Tyrone

Co. Tyrone

United Kingdom

County Tyrone in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of 3,155 square kilometres and has a population of about 177,986.

It shares borders with Co. Fermanagh to the south-west, Co. Londonderry to the north, and Co. Armagh to the south-east. On its north-eastern side is the Lough Neagh.

Northamptonshire Regiment in Omagh, Co. Tyrone

Imperial War Museum Photo: H 17112 (Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection). A patrol from 4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment advance warily alongside a hedge during training in Omagh, Co. Tyrone on 5th February 1942. Photo taken by Lieutenant JR Bainbridge - Official War Office Photographer.

Geography

It is the largest of the six counties in Northern Ireland although historically the lands were much larger, stretching as far as the River Foyle. The county town and settlement with the largest population is Omagh.

History

The county takes its name from the town of Tír Eoghain, the Irish phrase for the land of Eoghan. This was a large Gaelic kingdom ruled by the O’Neills until the 17th century.

References

Wikipedia

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