Fermanagh and Omagh

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Coordinates: 54°32′42″N 7°29′38″W / 54.545°N 7.494°W / 54.545; -7.494

Fermanagh and Omagh

Irish: Fear Manach agus An Ómaigh
Ulster Scots: Fermanay an Omey
District
Fermanagh and Omagh district in Northern Ireland.svg
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryNorthern Ireland
StatusDistrict
Incorporated1 April 2015
Government
 • TypeDistrict council
 • BodyFermanagh and Omagh District Council
Area
 • Total1,103 sq mi (2,857 km2)
Population
 (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total116,300
 • Density110/sq mi (41/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Websitehttp://www.fermanaghomagh.com/

Fermanagh and Omagh (Irish: Comhairle Ceantair Fhear Manach agus na hÓmaí) is a local government district that was created on 1 April 2015 by merging Fermanagh District and Omagh District. It covers most of the Southwest of Northern Ireland. The local authority is Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, which likewise replaced Fermanagh District Council and Omagh District Council.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the southwest of Northern Ireland, covering all of County Fermanagh and parts of County Tyrone. It borders counties Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland. The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council[edit]

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council replaced Fermanagh District Council and Omagh District Council. The first election for the new district council was originally due to take place in May 2009, but in April 2008 Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until 2011.[1] The first elections took place on 22 May 2014 and the council acted as a shadow authority until 1 April 2015.

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