Strabane

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Coordinates: 54°50′00″N 7°28′12″W / 54.833333°N 7.47°W / 54.833333; -7.47

Strabane (pronounced /strəˈbæn/, from Irish: an Srath Bán, meaning "the white strath")[1] is a town in the west of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The town straddles the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with the town of Lifford, County Donegal, across the river to the west. Strabane is the second-largest town in the county. It stands roughly half-way between Omagh and Derry and roughly half-way between Omagh and Letterkenny and has a population of 17,000 people. It contains the headquarters of Strabane District Council. The County Town of County Donegal, Lifford, lies on the other side of the River Foyle (across Lifford Bridge), which marks the border between the two counties and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The River Mourne flows through the centre of the town, and meets the River Finn to form the River Foyle. Strabane suffered huge economic damage in 1987 when much of the centre of the town was flooded.

Strabane is twinned with Zeulenroda in the state of Thuringia, Germany.

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