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Belfast


Situated on the province's eastern coast, and flanked on the Northwest by a series of hills, Belfast is the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland. As of the 2001, the city's population was 276,45, with 579,554 living in the Belfast Metropolitan Area.


Key Facts about Belfast


Here are some key facts about Belfast:
  1. Belfast is the 14th largest city in the United Kingdom.

  2. Belfast was granted city status in 1888 by Queen Victoria.

  3. Belfast is the largest city and administrative capital of Northern Ireland.

  4. As administrative capital of the province of Northern Ireland, Belfast is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive. The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland, and is based at Stormont in Belfast.

  5. Most of Belfast falls within in County Antrim, but some eastern and southern parts of the city are within County Down.

  6. In the past major industries in Belfast included linen (earning the city the nickname "Linenopolis"), tobacco production, and shipbuilding.

  7. Belfast suffered considerably during the period of The Troubles (from the late 1960s until 1998), but has undergone considerably economic growth since this period ended.

    Since the end of The Troubles, the city has attracted considerable inward investment, and the city center has been extensively redeveloped. Additionally, property prices have risen considerably in recent years, and the city has attracted increasing numbers of tourists.

  8. Belfast is served by two airports:

    • George Best Belfast City Airport - in the city itself

    • Belfast International Airport - to the West of the city

  9. Belfast is also a major port, with commercial and industrial docks, as well as being home to the Harland and Wolff shipyard.

  10. One of the most famous ships in history, RMS Titanic (which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 after hitting an iceberg), was constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.


Attractions and Places of Interest in Belfast


Some of the attractions and places of interest in Belfast include:

Weather in Belfast


Belfast has a temperate climate. It is warmer than many other locations around the world at similar latitude, due to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. The city is surrounded by mountains that create something of a micro-climate. Generally speaking, Belfast experiences a narrow range of temperature and rainfall variation throughout the year.

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Books about Belfast


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Belfast in 3 Days (Travel Guide 2017):A 72 Hours Perfect Plan with the Best Things to Do in Belfast,N.Ireland.: Where to Stay,Eat,Go Out and What to See in Belfast. How to Save Time and Money.

By Belfast Travel Guide 2016

Released: 2015-09-10
Kindle Edition (73 pages)

Belfast in 3 Days (Travel Guide 2017):A 72 Hours Perfect Plan with the Best Things to Do in Belfast,N.Ireland.: Where to Stay,Eat,Go Out and What to See in Belfast. How to Save Time and Money.
 
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- Exact information on what is the best hotel to stay in Belfast, so that you will be in the best area of Belfast for all activities, without breaking the bank.
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- Where to Eat: What are the best restaurants that locals go to.
- What dishes to try. A simple culinary guide with the top 10 dishes and drinks.
- Where to go out in the evening. Only the top suggestion for each day for one bar or a club.
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- How to transport with bus, tram or metro. Detailed names of the bus numbers and the station names you will use.
- Best things to do in each one of the 3 days.

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Guidora's Belfast in 3 Days Travel Guide, is your entry ticket to the most accurate advice on what are the best things to do in Belfast in 72 hours. It includes a detailed 72 hour plan from the first moment you will arrive in the airport of Belfast, until the moment you leave this amazing town.

Inside Guidora's Belfast in 3 Days Travel Guide:



  • A 72 hours plan starting every day at 08:00 until late in the evening, with details on what to do every hour


  • Full-color maps and images throughout


  • All the Maps are available in Google Maps, to help you navigate Belfast easy, through your smartphone.


  • Best-kept secrets on shopping, dining, going out in the evening


  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots


  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices


  • Information in this Belfast travel guide is up-to-date as of 2016.




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Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life

By John Conroy

Brand: Beacon Press
Released: 1995-06-30
Paperback (240 pages)

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Resolution of intractable problems around the world requires understanding ordinary people as well as leaders. This street-level view of Northern Ireland provides the best explanation of the twenty-five-year conflict.

Belfast: A History

By William A. Maguire

Carnegie Publishing
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For 250 years Belfast, though quite unlike anywhere else in Ireland, was similar to many of the other great industrial cities of the United Kingdom. It embraced the industrial revolution wholeheartedly, and witnessed enormous economic success and expansion as a result. In its heyday it was a great port, a powerhouse of linen manufacturing, ship-building, and engineering, and a truly dominant force in the northern Irish economy. As the iconic shell of RMS Titanic was taking shape high above her Queen’s Island birthplace, Edwardian Belfast was near the peak of her economic might. But within the city there developed patterns of community division and conflict – based on religion – which in their severity and seeming permanence have rendered it quite unique among the cities of the British Isles. From the seventeenth-century Ulster plantations to Catholic migration from elsewhere in Ireland, the particular mix of people in Belfast has always been different from everywhere else and has fundamentally shaped the city’s identity and history over successive centuries. Much of the industry has now gone, and for many years the city had to struggle with the pain of adjustment, at the same time as it was being scarred by a generation of the Troubles. Now, with a hard-won peace, investment and renewed hope, it is an excellent time to stand back and make a new assessment of the history that has brought Belfast to where it is today.

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Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast, including the city centre, is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. By population, Belfast is the 17th largest city in the United Kingdom and the second largest on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly. "Belfast: A History" is an exceptionally well written and beautifully illustrated history of one of Ireland's premier and often controversial cities. Thoroughly 'reader friendly', informed and informative, "Belfast: A History" is highly recommended for community library collections and the reading lists for non-specialist general readers with an interest in the history of Ireland in general, and the city of Belfast in particular. --- Midwest Book Review

Belfast Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Belfast, Northern Ireland (City Travel Guide 2017)

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