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Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council ( , Ulster Scots: Rathgannon an Sooth Owenslann Burgh Cooncil) is a local council in Northern Ireland. Its main town is Dungannon, where the council is headquartered. The council area covers the southern part of County Tyrone (along with a small area of County Armagh) and has a population of nearly 48,000. Apart from Dungannon there are many smaller towns including: Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Ballygawley, Caledon, Aughnacloy, Benburb, Moy and Coalisland.

The district was originally named Dungannon, and took its present name on November 25, 1999, after petitioning the Secretary of State for the Environment.

The Dungannon and South Tyrone Council area consists of four electoral areas: Blackwater, Clogher Valley, Dungannon Town and Torrent. In the 2005 elections, 22 members were elected from the following political parties: 8 Sinn Féin, 5 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 4 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 4 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and 1 Éirígí (EIR). The Council adopted the d'Hondt system in 2001 which allows the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor to be allocated according to party size. The current mayor is Councillor Michelle O'Neill (SF) and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Norman Badger (UUP).

In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is split between the Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh & South Tyrone constituencies.


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