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County Armagh
Contae Ard Mhacha
Coontie Airmagh / Armagh
100px-Armagh arms.svg
Coat of arms
250px-Island of Ireland location map Armagh.svg
Provinces Ulster
County town Armagh
Area Rank 27th
Population 174,792
Population Rank 11th

County Armagh is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. The county covers an area of 1,326 km², with a population of approximately 159,085. County Armagh is known as the "Orchard County" because the land is very fertile for apple-growing. The county is named after its county town, Armagh

Most of Belfast is located in this county, while the rest being located in County Down.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for County Armagh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 45 45.7 49.5 54 59.4 63.9 67.3 66.6 61.9 55 49.1 45.7 55.2
Average low °F 35.1 35.1 37.2 39 43.3 48.4 52.5 52 48 44.1 38.3 36.3 42.4
Precipitation inches 3.142 2.264 2.555 2.181 2.142 2.193 2.059 2.831 2.642 3.193 2.839 3.283 29.898
Average high °C 7 7.6 9.7 12.2 15.2 17.7 19.6 19.2 16.6 13 9.5 7.6 12.9
Average low °C 1.7 17 2.9 4 6.3 9.1 11.4 11 9 6.7 3.5 2.4 5.8
Precipitation mm 79.8 57.5 64.9 55.4 54.4 55.7 52.3 71.9 67.1 81.1 72.1 83.4 759.4

DemographyEdit

Population
Year Population ±%
1653 5,904
1659 6,748 +14.3%
1821 197,427 +2825.7%
1831 220,134 +11.5%
1841 232,393 +5.6%
1851 196,084 −15.6%
1861 190,086 −3.1%
1871 179,260 −5.7%
1881 163,177 −9.0%
1891 143,289 −12.2%
1901 125,392 −12.5%
1911 120,291 −4.1%
1926 110,070 −8.5%
1936 108,815 −1.1%
1946 114,154 +4.9%
1951 117,594 +3.0%
1961 125,164 +6.4%
1971 133,969 +7.0%
1981 133,230 −0.6%
1991 141,585 +6.3%
2001 162,957 +15.1%
2001 174,792 +7.3%

The population of Carlow accounted for 54,612 people at the most recent census in 2011.