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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Strangers step up after Maine vet’s body abandoned at funeral home

Bangor Daily News 19 Jun 2024
The Belfast chapter of the VFW post will be providing its honor guard and color guard and leading the service ... The ceremony will consist of the Belfast VFW, who will lead the service, presenting the flag to the closest family member if they choose to receive it, a 21 guns salute, a performance of taps, and a few words spoken by the VFW post chapter....
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How to vote: A guide to postal, proxy and in-person voting

AOL 19 Jun 2024
Instead, they can select their candidate by post provided they registered to do so before the deadline, which passed on June 18 at 11.59pm ... In Northern Ireland, people wanting to vote by post have to fill out a form and send it to the electoral office in Belfast....
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Belfast Met on the hunt for new chief as principal steps down from post

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jun 2024
The head of Belfast Metropolitan College is leaving her post as the search for a new chief gets underway. ....
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Kneecap announce biggest show of their career with Belfast Arena gig

NME 14 Jun 2024
Kneecap have announced the biggest show of their career at the Belfast Arena ... “We will have our biggest show in Belfast in December, our final gig of the year at the SSE with 6000 fenians for a night of debauchery,” they added ... Check out the announcement post below ... BELFAST DEC 21st https.//t.co/1iM7e5zqoe ... 21 – SSE Arena – BELFAST ... ....
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Blue Lights Season 2: How Many Episodes & When Do New Episodes Come Out?

Coming Soon 13 Jun 2024
Photo Credit. BBC America ... The crime thriller series revolves around novice police officers navigating the challenges of law enforcement in Belfast ... Episode 1 ... Episode 2 ... “Follows rookie police officers working in Belfast, a city in which being a frontline response cop comes with unique pressures and dangers.”. The post Blue Lights Season 2 ... ....
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Out gay lord mayor of Belfast visits Stonewall Inn

AM New York 07 Jun 2024
... the Stonewall Inn for the new out gay lord mayor of Belfast, Micky Murray ... “Yesterday evening I was honoured with a tour of the New York City LGBT Centre & a reception in the Stonewall Inn, to mark my election as Lord Mayor of Belfast,” Murray said in a post on X....
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A figure who worked in the shadows on D-Day awarded France's highest honor

Springfield News-Sun 06 Jun 2024
The work was so secret she didn't even tell her husband ... She later took on a similar role in Belfast, plotting the movements of convoys that carried supplies from North America. That included staffing her post as the news came in that a convoy escorted by her future husband’s ship, the destroyer HMS Oribi, had been attacked by a U-boat wolf pack ... AP....
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Blues Masters Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish make us shimmy in Belfast Sunday

Bangor Daily News 03 Jun 2024
BELFASTJoin us on Sunday, June 9 from 7-10 p.m. at the iconic American Legion Hall in Belfast for an electrifying dance party featuring the ... The American Legion Post #43 is located at 143 Church Street in Belfast....
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Kneecap: giving peace, protest and partying a chance

NME 03 Jun 2024
Let’s set fire to it,” instructs NME’s photographer as Kneecap pose atop a burned-out car, much to the delight of the Belfast rap trio ... “It highlights the fact that we still have rocket-proof jeeps driving around Belfast and Northern Ireland in this day and age, after the peace process....
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The women who made D-Day possible: How crucial work under-the-radar helped the Allies stage daring...

The Daily Mail 02 Jun 2024
Pictured. Christian Lamb aged 25 ... Pictured ... Pictured ... She later took on a similar role in Belfast, plotting the movements of convoys that carried supplies from North America. That included staffing her post as the news came in that a convoy escorted by her future husband's ship, the destroyer HMS Oribi, had been attacked by a U-boat wolf pack ... ....
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Christian Lamb made maps to guide the crews landing crafts at Normandy on D-Day

Newsday 31 May 2024
It was crucial that the maps were 100% accurate.” ... Sign up ... She later took on a similar role in Belfast, plotting the movements of convoys that carried supplies from North America. That included staffing her post as the news came in that a convoy escorted by her future husband’s ship, the destroyer HMS Oribi, had been attacked by a U-boat wolf pack....
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