Facts about County Tyrone

Facts about Co. Tyrone
Tyrone is the largest county in Northern Ireland with Omagh as its county town.
The town is said to owe its origins to an abbey founded in 792 AD, making it one of the oldest towns in Ireland.
The county is rich in prehistoric and Celtic remains and neolithic sites include stone circles and a chambered cairn at Knockmany.
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Land in Co. Tyrone
Population ¹ :
179.42 person / km²
Size ² : 3,155 km² ( 315,500 ha)
3.77 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 2,419 km² ( 241,908 ha)
2.89 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 12 SACs, 2 SPAs, 4 nature reserves, 4 Ramsar sites, and 63 ASSIs.

Creeping thistle

Cirsium arvense

by Onenn

Wildlife in Co. Tyrone
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: cloudberry, eight-stamened waterwort, early purple orchid
Fauna: mute swan, ruddy duck
Insects: Carabus nitens
Marine: white-clawed crayfish
Lichens: Arthonia pruinata, Arthonia muscigena, Arthonia anombrophila, Arctoparmelia incurva, Abrothallus usneae, Abrothallus microspermus, Abrothallus bertianus, Calicium viride, Candelariella coralliza, Candelariella xanthostigma, Chaenotheca trichialis, Cladonia glauca, Collema cristatum var. marginale, Cyphelium sessile, Heterodermia japonica, Lecania sylvestris, Lecanora intumescens, Lecanora pulicaris, Lecanora varia, Lichenodiplis lecanorae, Melanelixia fuliginosa ssp. Fuliginosa, Melaspilea diplasiospora, Micarea nitschkeana, Miriquidica leucophaea, Ochrolechia turneri, Opegrapha multipuncta, Pertusaria flavida, Rhizocarpon umbilicatum, Rinodina efflorescens, Schismatomma niveum, Skyttea nitschkei, Sticta canariensis, Strigula taylorii, Usnea ceratina
Endangered species *:
Flora: small cudweed, heath cudweed, intermediate wintergreen, tall bog-sedge, marsh helleborine, marsh pea, shepherd's cress, big blue pinkgill
Fauna: black-headed gull
Insects: mycetophila uliginosa, Trechus rivularis, Irish plume moth, sprawler moth, crescent bluet, small bluetail
Marine: allis shad
Molluscs: small amber snail

Common blue

Polyommatus icarus

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.