Facts about County Derry

Facts about Co. Derry
Co. Derry or Co. Londonderry is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland.
The county touches the shore of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland.
Set on a hill on the banks of the Foyle estuary, Derry's many notable buildings and landscapes include its 17th century city walls and the National Trust-owned Plantation estate at Springhill.
 
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Land in Co. Derry
Population ¹ :
Density
233,550
112.61 person / km²
Size ² : 2,074 km² ( 207,400 ha)
2.48 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 1,575 km² ( 157,454 ha)
1.88 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 75 km
1.18 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
soft coast: 34 km
0.54 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
at risk: 20 km
0.32 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 11 SACs, 2 SPAs, 8 nature reserves, 3 Ramsar sites, 2 AONBs, 36 ASSIs, and 1 RSPB reserve.

Sycamore

A. pseudoplatanus

by Melissa Griffith

 
Wildlife in Co. Derry
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: seaside centaury, purple saxifrage, moss campion, marsh helleborine, eight-stamened waterwort, bird cherry, bird's-nest orchid, early purple orchid
Fauna: mute swan, whooper swan, light-bellied brent goose, wigeon, teal, mallard, eider, long-tailed duck, ruddy duck, oystercatcher, bar-tailed godwit
Marine: Pachymatisma johnstoni, Dercitus bucklandi, Halicnemia patera, Raspailia hispida, Raspailia ramose, Polymastia boletiformis, Polymastia mammillaris, Suberites carnosus, Suberites ficus, Tethya aurantium, Iophon hyndmani, Iophonopsis nigricans, Plocamilla coriacea, Microciona spinarcus, Hymedesmia jecusculum, Hymedesmia paupertas, Hemimycale columella, Phorbas fictitius, Myxilla fimbriata, Myxilla incrustans, Myxilla rosacea, Myxilla fimbriata, Myxilla incrustans, Esperiopsis fucorum, Mycale (Aegogrophila) rotalis, Axinella damicornis, Axinella dissimilis, Axinella infundibuliformis, Halichondria bowerbanki, Halichondria panacea, Hymeniacidon perleve, Haliclona oculata, Haliclona urceolus, Haliclona viscose, Dysidea fragilis, Halisarca dujardini, Chrysaora hysoscella, Tubularia indivisa, Tubularia larynx, Eudendrium arbusculum, Bougainvillia ramosa, Hydractinia echinata, Lafoea dumosa, Halecium beanie, Halecium halecinum, Abietinaria abietina, Amphisbetia operculata, Diphasia rosacea, Hydrallmania falcate, Sertularella gayi, Sertularia argentea, Nemertesia ramosa, Rhizocaulus verticillatus, Obelia dichotoma, Sagartiogeton undatus, Pagurus cuanensis, common spider crab, Inachus phalangium, Corystes cassivelaunus, Leptochiton asellus, common tortoiseshell limpet, white tortoiseshell limpet, Lacuna crassior, European sting winkle, Colpodaspis pusilla, Aplysia punctata, Goniodoris nodosa, Ancula gibbosa, Diaphorodoris luteocincta, Acanthodoris pilosa, Polycera quadrilineata, Limacia clavigera, Palio nothus, Cadlina laevis, Janolus cristatus, Janolus hyalinus, Tritonia hombergii, Tritonia plebeian, Lomanotus marmoratus, Dendronotus frondosus, Doto coronata, Doto fragilis, Coryphella gracilis, Coryphella lineata, Coryphella verrucosa, Flabellina pedata, Eubranchus tricolour, Facelina bostoniensis, Favorinus blianus, marbled crenella, green crenella, Pododesmus patelliformis, Astarte sulcata, common cockle, thick trough shell, Ensis arcuatus, common razor shell, thin tellin, Fabulina fibula, Moerella pygmaea, Baltic tellin, Donax vittatus, peppery furrow shell, Icelandic cyprine, Circomphalus casina, striped venus, banded carpet shell, smooth artemis, Thracia convexa, Thracia phaseolina, curled octopus, Crisia denticulata, Crisia eburnea, Alcyonidium diaphanum, Alcyonidium hirsutum, Vesicularia spinosa, Eucratea loricata, Securiflustra securifrons, Bugula flabellata, Bugula plumosa, Bicellariella ciliata, Caberea ellisii, Cellaria fistulosa, Cellaria sinuosa, Pentapora fascialis, Schizomavella linearis, Cellepora pumicosa, Phoronis hippocrepia, Luidia sarsi, Leptasterias muelleri, Ophiocomina nigra, Ophiopholis aculeate, Amphiura brachiata, Amphiura filiformis, Amphipholis squamata, Echinocyamus pusillus, Echinocardium cordatum, Echinocardium flavescens, Holothuria forskali, Neopentadactyla mixta, Thyone fusus, Thyone roscovita, Pawsonia saxicola, Ocnus lacteus, Aslia lefevrei, Labidoplax digitata, Distaplia rosea, Archidistoma aggregatum, Polyclinum aurantium, Synoicum incrustatum, tennis ball ascidian, Morchellium argus, Sidnyum turbinatum, Aplidium nordmanni, dwarf ascidian, Ascidiella scabra, Polycarpa fibrosa, Polycarpa pomaria, Polycarpa scuba, Botrylloides leachi, thornback ray, snake pipefish, Aspitrigla cuculus, grey gurnard, reticulated dragonet, painted goby, topknot, Zeugopterus punctatus, dab, grey trigger-fish, Melobesia membranacea, common maerl, Titanoderma pustulatum, Radicilingua thysanorhizans, Odonthalia dentata, Halopteris filicina, Dictyopteris membranacea
Insects: Leistus fulvibarbis, Cicindela campestris, Leistus terminatus, Dyschirius obscurus, Bembidion geniculatum, Calathus cinctus, purple hairstreak, eyed ladybird
Lichens: Arthonia pruinata, Arthonia muscigena, Arthonia arthonioides, Amygdalaria pelobotryon, Arthonia vinosa, Arthopyrenia cinereopruinosa, Bacidia carneoglauca, Biatoropsis usnearum, Bryoria fuscescens, Buellia subdisciformis, Bunodophoron melanocarpum, Calicium viride, Cercidospora epipolytropa, Chaenotheca ferruginea, Cladonia glauca, Cladonia rangiferina, Diploschistes muscorum, Herteliana taylorii, Lecanora saligna, Lecanora sambuci, Marchandiomyces aurantiacus, Micarea leprosula, Mycoblastus sanguinarius, Nephroma parile, Peltigera polydactyla, Pertusaria flavida, Protopannaria pezizoides, Racodium rupestre, Schaereria fuscocinerea, Usnea filipendula, Vezdaea aestivalis
Endangered species *:
Flora: dwarf spike-rush, green-flowered helleborine, smooth cat's-ear, bee orchid, Scots lovage, mountain avens, small cudweed, heath cudweed, intermaediate wintergreen, spring vetch, narrow small-reed, green figwort, shepherd's cress, dwarf spike-rush, petalwort, ribbed extinguisher-moss, small mouse-tail moss, lesser tamarisk moss, large hook-moss, elegant feather-moss, wrinkle-leaved feather-moss, dencoeliopsis johnstonii, olive earthtongue, dark purple earthtongue, big blue pinkgill, grey waxcap, blushing waxcap, mealy meadowcap
Fauna: curlew, black-headed gull
Insects: bombus monticola, Leistus rufomarginatus, Patrobus atrorufus, Bembidion cruciatum, Bembidion lunatum, scarce crimson and gold moth, small eggar, pretty pinion, wood tiger, heather ladybird, small bluetail
Molluscs: yellow slug, v. geyeri
Marine: allis shad, twaite shad, smelt, sea lamprey

Common Bird's-foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.