County Tyrone

County Tyrone

Contae Thír Eoghain
Coontie Tyrone
Coat of arms of County Tyrone
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Consilio et Prudentia  (Latin)
"By Wisdom and Prudence"
Location of County Tyrone
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionNorthern Ireland
ProvinceUlster
Established1585
County townOmagh
Area
 • Total1,218 sq mi (3,150 km2)
Area rank8th
Highest elevation2,224 ft (678 m)
Population
(2011)
177,986
 • Rank10th[1]
Time zoneUTC±0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode area
Contae Thír Eoghain is the Irish name; Countie Tyrone,[2] Coontie Tyrone[3] and Coontie Owenslann[4] are Ulster Scots spellings (the latter used only by Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council).

County Tyrone (from Irish: Tír Eoghain, meaning "land of Eoghan") is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. It is no longer used as an administrative division for local government 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 (1,218 sq mi) and has a population of about 177,986; its county town is Omagh. The county derives its name and general geographic location from Tyrone, a Gaelic kingdom under the O'Neill dynasty which existed until the 17th century.

Name

The name Tyrone is derived from Irish Tír Eoghain, meaning 'land of Eoghan', the name given to the conquests made by the Cenél nEógain from the provinces of Airgíalla and Ulaid.[5] Historically, it was anglicised as Tirowen or Tyrowen, which are closer to the Irish pronunciation.

Other Languages
Ænglisc: Tirowen
العربية: مقاطعة تيرون
български: Тайроун
čeština: Hrabství Tyrone
Cymraeg: Swydd Tyrone
Deutsch: County Tyrone
français: Comté de Tyrone
한국어: 티론주
italiano: Tyrone
lietuvių: Tirono grafystė
македонски: Тирон
Nederlands: County Tyrone
日本語: ティロン州
norsk nynorsk: County Tyrone
پنجابی: ٹائیرونی
português: Condado de Tyrone
Simple English: County Tyrone
slovenčina: Tyrone (grófstvo)
српски / srpski: Тирон (округ)
svenska: Tyrone
українська: Тірон (графство)
中文: 蒂龍郡