County Armagh

County Armagh

Contae Ard Mhacha  (Irish)
Coontie Airmagh/Coontie Armagh  (Scots)
Coat of arms of County Armagh
Coat of arms
Location of County Armagh
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionNorthern Ireland
ProvinceUlster
Established1584/5
County townArmagh
Area
 • Total512 sq mi (1,326 km2)
Area rank27th
Highest elevation1,880 ft (573 m)
Population
(2011)
174,792
 • Rank11th[1]
Time zoneUTC±0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode area
Contae Ard Mhacha is the Irish name; Coontie Armagh[2] and Coontie Airmagh[3] are Ulster Scots spellings.

County Armagh (named after its county town, Armagh) is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the southern shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 1,326 km²[4] and has a population of about 174,792. County Armagh is known as the "Orchard County" because of its many apple orchards.[5] It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, as well as part of the historic province of Ulster.

Etymology

The name "Armagh" derives from the Irish word Ard meaning "height" (or high place) and Macha. Macha is mentioned in The Book of the Taking of Ireland, and is also said to have been responsible for the construction of the hill site of Emain Macha (now Navan Fort near Armagh City) to serve as the capital of the Ulaid kings (who give their name to Ulster), also thought to be Macha's height.

Other Languages
Ænglisc: Ardmachusscīr
العربية: مقاطعة أرما
aragonés: Condato d'Armagh
asturianu: Condáu d'Armagh
български: Арма (графство)
čeština: Hrabství Armagh
Cymraeg: Swydd Armagh
Deutsch: County Armagh
français: Comté d'Armagh
한국어: 아마주
עברית: מחוז ארמה
lietuvių: Armos grafystė
македонски: Арма (грофовија)
Nederlands: County Armagh
日本語: アーマー州
norsk nynorsk: County Armagh
português: Condado de Armagh
Simple English: County Armagh
slovenčina: Armagh (grófstvo)
српски / srpski: Арма (округ)
українська: Арма (графство)
中文: 阿馬郡