Armagh

Armagh (/ɑːrˈmɑː/ ar-MAH; Irish: Ard Mhacha, IPA: [ˌaːɾˠd̪ˠ ˈwaxə], "Macha's height"[3]) is the county town of County Armagh and a city in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. It is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland – the seat of the Archbishops of Armagh, the Primates of All Ireland for both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland. In ancient times, nearby Navan Fort (Eamhain Mhacha) was a pagan ceremonial site and one of the great royal capitals of Gaelic Ireland. Today, Armagh is home to two cathedrals (both named after Saint Patrick) and the Armagh Observatory, and is known for its Georgian architecture.

Armagh

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Roman Catholic)
Location within Northern Ireland
Population14,777 (2011 Census)
Irish grid referenceH876455
 Belfast33 mi (53 km)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARMAGH
Postcode districtBT60, BT61
Dialling code028
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
Websitearmagh.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh
54.3499°N 6.6546°W / 54.3499; -6.6546

Although classed as a medium-sized town,[4] Armagh was given city status in 1994 and Lord Mayoralty status in 2012, both by Queen Elizabeth II. It had a population of 14,777 people in the 2011 Census,[5] making it the least-populated city in Ireland and the fifth smallest in the United Kingdom. On July 22nd 2021, the record for highest outside air temperature ever measured in Northern Ireland was set in the city when a reading of 31.4° Celsius was registered at Armagh Observatory's weather station.[6]