District (pop., 2001: 32,581), Northern Ireland. In an agricultural region, it has extensive dairy farming and cattle, poultry, and sheep raising. The town of Cookstown (pop., 1991: 9,842) is the administrative centre; it was originally a 17th-century English colonial settlement named for its founder, Alan Cooke.

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