6 of the 9 counties of the former province of Ulster, N Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone). Area: ca. 5,500 sq. mi. A 1920 Govt. of Ireland Act offered home rule to both N and S Ireland. N. Ireland is part of the United Kingdom of Gt. Brit. and N. Ireland and has a semi-autonomous govt. ca. two-thirds of the pop. is Prot., the rest RC Violence marred the hist. of the country beginning 1966 and arising out of RC reaction against alleged discrimination and Prot. fear that RCs might attain local majority.
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