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Coordinates: 54°38′49″N 6°44′42″W / 54.647°N 6.745°W / 54.647; -6.745
Scots: Cookestoun[1] or Cookstoon[2]
Irish: An Chorr Chríochach
 Cookstown shown within Northern Ireland
Population 10,646 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference H8178
    - Belfast  45 miles 
District Cookstown
County County Tyrone
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT80
Dialling code 028
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Mid Ulster
NI Assembly Mid Ulster
List of places
Northern Ireland

Cookstown is a small town in Northern Ireland which is in the United Kingdom. 10646 people live in the town. The main street in Cookstown is the longest and widest in Ireland.[3]

Population facts

On 29 April 2001 the United Kingdom government had a census and found out that there were 10,646 people living in Cookstown. They also found that:

  • 26.0% of the people were less than 16 years old and 15.6% were over 60 years old
  • 49.7% of the people were males and 50.3% were females
  • 52.8% were from a Roman Catholic background and 45.1% were from a Protestant background
  • 3.9% of people aged from 16 to 74 had no job.[4]


  1. Cookstown District Council
  2. Ulster-Scots guide to Beaghmore stone circles – Department of the Environment
  3. Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  4. NI Neighbourhood Information Service NISRA Archived 20 July 2007 at WebCite