Down is one of the six counties of Northern
Ireland. The county is situated between the sea inlets of Belfast
Lough and Carlingford Lough. It is bounded on the east by the Irish
Lough is located within the county boundaries. The county of
Down has an area of 2,466 square kilometers (952 sq miles) although
the county is only about 50 miles long its coastline amounts to
about 200 miles. In
the west, it extends to the Southeast corner of Lough
Neagh, Ireland's largest lake.
is famed for The
Mountains of Mourne depicted on the right.
of the county of Down is a low
flat area. A feature of the landscape is the clusters of small egg
shaped hills called drumlins. In the centre of the
county, the mountains of Slieve
Croob rise to a height of 534 meters (1751 ft) above sea level.