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The counties of Northern Ireland were the principal local government divisions of Northern Ireland from its creation in 1921 until 1972, when their governmental features were abolished and replaced with twenty-six unitary authorities: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. These form two-thirds of the historical province of Ulster.

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The map at the beginning of this article shows the 6 of the 32 traditional counties of Ireland that make up Northern Ireland. Their area does not always correspond with the area of the counties currently used for local government purposes.

List of countiesEdit

Flag County County town First created Est. population (2006)
County Antrim Antrim Antrim Early 14th century 566,000
County Armagh Armagh Armagh 1584 141,000
County Down Down Downpatrick Early 14th century 492,840
County Fermanagh Fermanagh Enniskillen 1584 55,000
County Londonderry Londonderry Coleraine 1613 233,500
County Tyrone Tyrone Omagh 1584 166,516

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