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Armagh

UK Place
Local nameArd Mhacha
Demography
Population14590 ((2001 Census))
Administration
Districts of Northern IrelandArmagh
CountryNorthern Ireland
Other Information
Post townARMAGH
Postcode districtBT60, BT61 BT
Dialling code028
UK ParliamentNewry & Armagh
Northern Ireland AssemblyNewry & Armagh

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Armagh ( , ) is a large settlement in Northern Ireland, and the county town of County Armagh. It is a site of historical importance for both Celtic paganism and Christianity and is the seat, for both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland, of the Archbishop of Armagh. In 1995, Armagh city was twinned with Razgrad, Bulgaria.

Although classed as a medium-sized town, Armagh was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994. Its population of 14,590 (2001 Census) makes it the least-populated city in both Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland.


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