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Coordinates: 54°45′N 6°37′W / 54.75°N 6.61°W / 54.75; -6.61
Scots: Macherafelt[1]
Irish: Machaire Fíolta
Magherafelt Presbyterian Church - - 2394776.jpg
Magherafelt Presbyterian Church
 Magherafelt shown within Northern Ireland
Population 8,372 (2001 Census)
    - Belfast 35 mi (56 km)  
District Magherafelt
County County Londonderry
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT45
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
County Londonderry

Magherafelt is a small town in Northern Ireland, in the United Kingdom.

Population facts

On 29 April 2001 the United Kingdom government had a census and found that there were 8,372 people living in Magherafelt. They also found that:

  • 27.1% of people living in Magherafelt were less than 16 years old and 13.7% were over 60 years old
  • 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female
  • 56.2% were from a Roman Catholic background and 41.8% were from a Protestant background
  • 3.4% of people aged 16–74 had no job.[2]