County Londonderry

county of Ireland

County Londonderry (Irish: Contae Dhoire; Ulster-Scots: Coontie Lunnonderrie), also known as County Derry, is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. The county covers an area of 2,074 km² (801 sq mi) and today has a population of about 247,132.

County Londonderry

Contae Dhoire
Coontie Lunnonderrie
Coat of arms of County Londonderry
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Oak Leaf County
Motto(s): 
Auxilium A Domino  (Latin)
"Help comes from the Lord"
Location of County Londonderry
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionNorthern Ireland
ProvinceUlster
Established1613
County townColeraine
Area
 • Total801 sq mi (2,074 km2)
Area rank15th
Highest elevation2,224 ft (678 m)
Population
 (2011)
247,132
 • Rank6th[1]
Time zoneUTC±0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode area
Websitediscovernorthernireland.com/about-northern-ireland/counties/co-londonderry/county-londonderry/
Contae Dhoire[2] is the Irish name; Coontie Lunnonderrie is its name in Ulster Scots.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Key Statistics Tables Archived 27 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine 2001 Census combined for Coleraine, Derry, Limavady & Magherafelt.
  2. "Northern Ireland" (PDF). Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom). Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  3. Banagher and Boveagh Churches Archived 30 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine Department of the Environment.