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County Tyrone (/tɪˈrn/;[6] from Irish: Tír Eoghain, meaning 'land of Eoghan') is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, one of the nine counties of Ulster and one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland. It is no longer used as an administrative division for local government but retains a strong identity in popular culture.

Quick facts: County Tyrone Contae Thír Eoghain (I...
County Tyrone
Contae Thír Eoghain (Irish)
Coontie Owenslann (Ulster-Scots)
The Red Hand County
Consilio et Prudentia (Latin)
"By Wisdom and Prudence"
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionNorthern Ireland
County townOmagh
  Total1,261 sq mi (3,270 km2)
Highest elevation2,224 ft (678 m)
Time zoneUTC±0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode area
Contae Thír Eoghain is the Irish name; Countie Tyrone,[3] Coontie Tyrone[4] and Coontie Owenslann[5] are Ulster Scots spellings (the latter used only by Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council).

Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,266 km2 (1,261 sq mi)[1] and has a population of about 177,986; its county town is Omagh. The county derives its name and general geographic location from Tír Eoghain, a Gaelic kingdom under the O'Neill dynasty which existed until the 17th century.

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