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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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Fodor's Essential Ireland 2021: with Belfast and Northern Ireland (Full-color Travel Guide)

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  • ISBN: 1640972943
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 656
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Belfast Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Places to Drink and Eat Good Food in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Travel Guide 2020)

By Christopher R. McCartney

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Released: July 5th, 2019
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  • ISBN: 1078246335
  • EAN: 9781078246330
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  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Author: Christopher R. McCartney
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