Belfast – the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, the only UK nation that is not on the island of Great Britain. The city has been historically a centre for the Irish linen industry, and gained the nickname, ‘Linenopolis’. It also had many other industries, including tobacco, rope-making, and shipbuilding – as Belfast was the location of where RMS Titanic was built. In recent years, Belfast has suffered from a number of riots since the conflict called ‘The Troubles’. It is situated along the historic border between County Antrim and County Down.

County Antrim • County Down
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Population: 295,223 (2013)
– Rank
— in county: 1st
— in province: 1st
— in country: 18th

Area: 44.40 sq mi
– Rank
— in county: 1st
— in province: 1st
— in country: 17th

Density: 6,649/sq mi
– Rank
— in county: 1st
— in province: 1st
— in country: 18th

Unemployment Rate: 8.1% (2014)
– Rank
— in county: 1st
— in province: 2nd
— in country: 9th

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