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County Fermanagh

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Introduction

County Fermanagh is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. The county covers an area of 1,691 km² and has a population of about 61,805. Enniskillen is the county town and largest in both size and population. Fermanagh is also one of the six counties of Northern Ireland and is within the historic province of Ulster.

Fermanagh is one of four counties of Northern Ireland to have a majority of its population from a Catholic background, according to the 2011 census.

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Geography

Fermanagh borders County Tyrone to the north-east, County Monaghan to the south-east, County Cavan to the south-west, County Leitrim to the west and County Donegal to the northwest. The county town, Enniskillen, is the largest settlement in Fermanagh, situated in the middle of the county.

It is mainly rural and is situated largely in the basin of the River Erne. It is dominated by two connected lakes: Upper and Lower Lough Erne, and, including water, spans an area of 1,851 km². It is approximately 120 kilometres from Belfast and 160 kilometres from Dublin.

Fermanagh accounts for 13.2% of land mass of Northern Ireland and 30% of Fermanagh is covered with lakes and waterways.

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