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What are some facts about Northern Ireland county maps?

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Northern Ireland county maps list major cities, smaller towns and geographical features, as well as major and minor roadways. Using County Antrim as an example, within its borders is Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital, that has both a major airport and seaport. Ferry routes are also outlined. The western county border goes right through the middle of Lough Neagh. Zoom in on a computer-based map, and it shows more roadways, town layouts and city parks, like Greenville Park in Castlereagh.

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Maps showing all six counties in Northern Ireland have a distinct line dividing them from the Republic of Ireland, an independent country. Northern Ireland's six counties, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, are part of the United Kingdom. Maps indicate the primary town within each county, Antrim and Armagh, same name as the counties, Downpatrick, Enniskellin, Colerane and Omagh, respectively.

Another type of Northern Ireland county map outlines the six counties, along with three in the Republic of Ireland that together once made up the Ulster Region. Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan were separated from the north. These maps are usually labeled Modern Ulster.

Yet another type of Northern Ireland county map is done specifically for the tourist trade. While it correctly names the counties and cities, it pairs that information with places to visit and popular activities in each locale. The map is done in cartoon fashion and easy for adults and children to read.

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