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Armagh

This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. There is also Armagh, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Armagh city & district
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 6th
671 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Armagh
: GB-ARM
ONS code: 95O
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 14th
54,263
81 / km²
Community: Protestant: 50.0%
Catholic: 48.7
Politics
Armagh City & District Council
http://www.armagh.gov.uk
MP: Seamus Mallon

Armagh is a city in Northern Ireland, the capital of County Armagh. In Irish it is known as Ard Mhacha, or Macha's Height.

Armagh is the seat of both Protestant and Roman Catholic Archbishops, both referred to as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Administration
3 Miscellaneous
4 See also

History

Armagh was founded in 444 by St. Patrick, and has been the spiritual capital of Ireland for 1500 years.

Brian Boru is buried in the cemetery of the Saint Patrick's Protestant Cathedral, Armagh. He is credited with driving the Norsemen out of Ireland in 1014.

The Armagh rail disaster occurred on June 12, 1889 near Armagh.

Administration

The city is run by Amargh City and District Council, which covers a larger area than just the city, but not the entire county.

Miscellaneous

Armagh has a campus of Queen's University, Belfast

Together with part of the district of Newry and Mourne, it forms the Newry & Armagh constituency; for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

See also

http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/armagh/ Architecture of Armagh

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