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Cookstown, County Tyrone

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Cookstown district
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 9th
622 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Cookstown
ONS code: 95I
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 22nd
52 / km²
Community: Catholic: 57.6%
Protestant: 41.1
Cookstown District Council
MP: Martin McGuinness

Cookstown is a town in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Its population is around 11,000. It was founded in 1609 by planter Alan Cooke. It was one of the main centres of the linen industry.

Ardboe Cross is one of the best examples of a 9th/10th centuryHigh cross in Northern Ireland. 22 panels illustrate stories from the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible.

Other ancient sites nearby include Beaghmore Stone Circles and Tullyhogue Fort, the crowning place of the ancient Earls of Ulster, the O'Neills.

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