Belfast

Coordinates: 54°35′49″N 5°55′48″W / 54.597°N 5.930°W / 54.597; -5.930

Belfast (/ˈbɛl.fɑːst/ or /ˈbɛl.fæst/; from Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "mouth of the sandbanks") 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. The city's motto is Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus (roughly Latin for "what shall we give in return for so much").

By population before the 2015 council reform, Belfast was 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. At the time of the 2011 census, the city of Belfast had a population of 286,000. With the 2015 council reform it is 333,871 and lies at the heart of the Belfast Urban area, which has a population of 483,418 and the Belfast Metropolitan Area, which had a population of 579,276 at the 2001 census. The larger urban zone, as defined by the European Union, had an estimated total population of 673,000 on 1 January 2012. Belfast was granted city status in 1888.

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Caomhín Agyarko says he will step in and save Chris Eubank Jr fight after Conor Benn returns ‘adverse’ sample

Belfast Telegraph 05 Oct 2022
Belfast boxer Caoimhín Agyarko has offered to step in and save the fight between Chris Eubank Jr ... The two British boxers maintain they are prepared for the fight to go ahead on Saturday but, if not, then Belfast man Agyarko is ready to step in and ensure the event goes ahead. In a post on Twitter, the 25-year-old wrote ... Enter email address ... Most Read ... ....
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Roads closed as emergency services tackle fire in Belfast city centre

ITV 03 Oct 2022
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Belfast Giants clinch perfect group stage record to send Challenge Cup warning

Belfast Telegraph 02 Oct 2022
A dead-rubber? You wouldn’t have thought it from the Belfast Giants’ performance as they marched into the knockout stages of the Challenge Cup with a superb record of six wins out of six in the group stages ... be veering just wide of the post ... Belfast Giants. More On Belfast Giants....
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Belfast’s mural high ground:‘It’s an external art gallery that’s forever changing’

Belfast Telegraph 01 Oct 2022
Writer Robert McLiam Wilson famously intoned in his critically-acclaimed novel, Eureka Street, that his home city of Belfast was “only a jumble of streets, and a few big bumps in the ground, only a whisper of God” ... Search for Belfast street art on social media and posts by tourists is overwhelmingly positive for the urban art works ... Belfast ... Belfast....
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Jimmy Nesbitt performs ‘brilliant’ rendition of Teenage Kicks with Ash at Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards

Belfast Telegraph 01 Oct 2022
James Nesbitt stole the show at the Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards with an impromptu performance of Teenage Kicks with Ash and T'Pau frontwoman Carol Decker ... Ash frontman Tim Wheeler told Sunday Life ... I know he is a massive Teenage Kicks fan ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Belfast Telegraph (@belfasttelegraph) ... / ... / ... Latest. ....
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Calls for new street names will only grow as unionism sails into uncharted territory

Belfast Telegraph 30 Sep 2022
THE Census results showed Belfast is not what it once was ... “In Belfast, it’s not about anything as dramatic as flying the tricolour with the Union flag at Stormont or City Hall; change needs to be incremental ... “There is only one unionist MP in Belfast, and Sinn Fein is the largest party in City Hall ... Belfast....
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Belfast firms dominate new entries on 2023 list

Belfast Telegraph 30 Sep 2022
Another new entry is Napier Solicitors, a family-run law firm based in Belfast. Its director, Brigid Napier, one of Northern Ireland’s best-known insolvency experts and the current president of the Law Society, spoke to the Belfast Telegraph earlier this year and described Belfast as a location which will “find it harder to recover” post-pandemic....
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Dogs can smell when you’re stressed and feeling down: study

New York Post 29 Sep 2022
Queen's University Belfast ... The findings can be used to help train service and therapy dogs, especially those that specialize in anxiety and post-traumatic stress.Queen's University Belfast ... Scientists got four dogs — Treo, Fingal, Soot and Winnie — to participate in the study.Queen's University Belfast....
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Northern Ireland pays tribute to US rapper Coolio

Belfast Telegraph 29 Sep 2022
Fans have reminisced on his performances throughout Northern Ireland, particularly in Castlederg and Belfast ... Mr Bradley said his fans in Belfast enjoyed the performance ... One Twitter user fondly remembered Coolio’s visit to Belfast, posting, “RIP Coolio, I am so grateful I got to meet you while playing in Belfast.”....
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‘Coolio loved Castlederg': Co Tyrone town remembers time US rapper paid a surprise visit

Belfast Telegraph 29 Sep 2022
Fans have reminisced on his performances throughout Northern Ireland, particularly in Belfast and also Castlederg in Co Tyrone, where he visited in 2019 ... One Twitter user fondly remembered Coolio’s visit to Belfast, posting, “RIP Coolio, I am so grateful I got to meet you while playing in Belfast.”....
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‘He loved Castlederg' – Co Tyrone town remembers time US rapper Coolio paid a surprise visit

Belfast Telegraph 29 Sep 2022
Fans have reminisced on his performances throughout Northern Ireland, particularly in Belfast and also Castlederg in Co Tyrone, where he visited in 2019 ... One Twitter user fondly remembered Coolio’s visit to Belfast, posting, “RIP Coolio, I am so grateful I got to meet you while playing in Belfast.”....
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What is there for young people to do in Belfast? Three people give their views

Belfast Telegraph 27 Sep 2022
Walking through Belfast city centre at weekends, you won’t find a shortage of young people filling the streets ... Others have simply come into Belfast for something to do on their days off work or school ... He posted that he was going to walk up Cave Hill in Belfast and asked if anyone would like to join him....
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Belfast is facing unique challenges as we look to future

Belfast Telegraph 26 Sep 2022
EVERYONE has an opinion about Belfast ... This week the Belfast Telegraph is embarking on a week-long project casting an eye on the city where we have been based since 1870. We will explore Belfast in depth ... A post-pandemic growth in vacant sites is a problem not confined to Belfast but one of many problems shared with cities around the world ... Belfast....

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