Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Part of the United Kingdom


Quick Facts about Northern Ireland

Population : 1,862,100
Country : United Kingdom
State : Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
Different from : Ireland, Ireland, Ulster
Head of government : First Minister of Northern Ireland, deputy First Minister
Area : 14130 km2
Official name : Tuaisceart Éireann, Northern Ireland
Continent : Europe
Patron saint : Saint Patrick
Legislative body : Northern Ireland Assembly
Official language : English
Capital : Belfast
Establishment : January 01, 1921 (103 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC+01:00, UTC±00:00, Europe/Belfast
Local time : 07:55:14 (29th February 2024)


Northern Ireland is located at 54°30'0"N 6°30'0"W (54.5000000, -6.5000000). It has 6 neighbors: Louth, County Monaghan, County Leitrim, Ireland, County Donegal and An Cabhan.

Northern Ireland map

The largest city of Northern Ireland is Belfast with a population of 274,770. Other cities include, Lisburn population 77,506, Bangor population 60,385 and Newry population 27,757. See all Northern Ireland cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Northern Ireland (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Northern Ireland.

City Name Title County Population
Northern Ireland Part of the United Kingdom 1,862,100
Belfast City of the United Kingdom, capital of Northern Ireland City of Belfast 274,770
Londonderry County Borough Administrative territorial entity of the United Kingdom Derry City and Strabane 87,153
Derry Derry City and Strabane 83,652
Lisburn City in Northern Ireland Lisburn and Castlereagh 77,506
Newtownabbey Suburb of Belfast, Northern Ireland Antrim and Newtownabbey 63,860
Bangor City in Wales Ards and North Down 60,385
Craigavon Settlement in north County Armagh, Northern Ireland Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon 59,236
Castlereagh Local government district in Northern Ireland City of Belfast 56,679
Newtownards Town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland Ards and North Down 29,363
Carrickfergus Town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland Mid and East Antrim 29,208
Ballymena Town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland Mid and East Antrim 28,932
Newry City in Northern Ireland Newry Mourne and Down 27,757
Coleraine Town and civil parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland Causeway Coast and Glens 25,681
Portadown Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon 22,000
Omagh Town in Northern Ireland Fermanagh and Omagh 21,056

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Northern Ireland has 6 neighbours.

  • Derry City and Strabane
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh
  • Mid and East Antrim
  • Newry, Mourne and Down
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Ards and North Down
  • Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Mid Ulster
  • Belfast


Year Population % Change Method
2011 1,810,863 - census
2015 1,852,168 2.23% estimation process
2016 1,862,100 0.53% estimation process

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Northern Ireland Counties

County Name Population

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