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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Belvoir Park: One of a kind family home in prime Belfast location

Belfast Telegraph 02 Jul 2022
Recently constructed in Belvoir Park, this stunning family home is surrounded by open countryside and protected woodland whilst still being close to the Outer Ring providing easy access to south and south east Belfast, leading schools both primary and post primary and Forestside Shopping Centre ... / ... Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter ... / ... / ... ....

Feast your ears: The 10 best Irish albums of 2022 so far

The Irish Times 02 Jul 2022
There was always a danger that Belfast’s And So I Watch You from Afar (ASIWYFA) would shrink into their post-rock instrumental music rather than develop from it, but with their sixth, appropriately titled album, those presumptions are kicked to touch....

‘Surprised by the kindness of neighbours’ in German rented home

The Irish Times 01 Jul 2022
Wild Geese. Niamh O’Reilly, Düsseldorf. Niamh O'Reilly ... By Barbara McCarthyFri Jul 1 2022 - 05.30 ... It was the beginning of a long academic career, which brought her to Queen’s University in Belfast for her PhD in chemistry and post-PhD studies. “Belfast was incredible. There was such diversity in the university, especially in science....

Belfast becoming more expensive for new residents to live and work in, reveals report

Belfast Telegraph 30 Jun 2022
Belfast is becoming more expensive for new residents to live and work in, a report suggests ... Anthony Watson, the company’s founder and chief executive, also commented on Belfast’s post-Brexit position, remarking that “Belfast is now the UK’s gateway city to the European Union”....

PSNI reiterate appeal for information following fatal Magherafelt crash

Belfast Telegraph 30 Jun 2022
Read More. Tributes paid to Magherafelt crash victim Ainslie Gordon (49) as PSNI name father-of-two ... Enter email address ... In a social media post, the Regimental Band East Belfast, of which Mr Gordon was a member, described him as a “star” and a “true friend” ... Another pageWest Belfast Orange Hall – called Mr Gordon “a most accomplished flautist” ... ....

Children as young as five identify with political symbols in North — study

The Irish Times 30 Jun 2022
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) were part of a team that found similar patterns among children living in post-conflict societies in Kosovo, Macedonia and Northern Ireland in relation to their “preferences” for certain symbols....

Jamie Campbell Bower uses meditation to prepare for Stranger Things

Sierra County Sentinel 30 Jun 2022
Jamie Campbell Bower meditated in preparation for his role in 'Stranger Things' ... The actor - who stars in the show alongside the likes of Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown - shared. "I did a few things ... Lewis Capaldi served 'Mega Pint' of Guinness at Belfast boozer. Kelly Clarkson is finding it 'hard to navigate' post-divorce music ... ....

JoJo Siwa and Kylie Prew 'setting new boundaries' after rekindling romance

Sierra County Sentinel 30 Jun 2022
JoJo Siwa and girlfriend Kylie Prew have been "setting new boundaries" after rekindling their romance ... In a new interview, JoJo told People. “It’s really nice ... “Oh yeah, definitely, and still as we go ... [heart emoji] (sic)" ... Lewis Capaldi served 'Mega Pint' of Guinness at Belfast boozer. Kelly Clarkson is finding it 'hard to navigate' post-divorce music ... ....

DUP councillor suspended over social media posts

RTE 29 Jun 2022
A DUP local government councillor has been suspended from office for eight months for social media posts about Sinn Féin's north Belfast MP, John Finucane ... A complaint was made after Councillor Marc Collins retweeted a post in November 2019 showing banners in Belfast's Shankill ......

Ulster closing in on deal for World Cup winner Steven Kitshoff to join after 2023 World Cup

Belfast Telegraph 29 Jun 2022
Ulster are understood to be on the cusp of a considerable post-World Cup coup with Steven Kitshoff weighing up a switch to Belfast. The northern province had distanced themselves from such a move when it was mooted in the past, but the Belfast Telegraph understands that the ......

Support for post-Brexit trade rules grows in Northern Ireland – poll

FX Empire 29 Jun 2022
BELFAST (Reuters) – A growing majority of voters in Northern Ireland support the region’s post-Brexit trade rules, large swathes of which the British government are currently moving to do away with, a survey showed on Wednesday ... poll conducted for Queen’s University Belfast found....

Support for Post-Brexit Trade Rules Grows in Northern Ireland - Poll

US News 29 Jun 2022
BELFAST (Reuters) - A growing majority of voters in Northern Ireland support the region's post-Brexit trade rules, large swathes of which the... ....

breaking Body found in search for missing north Belfast man Joshua McKeown

Belfast Telegraph 26 Jun 2022
Police searching for missing person Joshua McKeown have recovered a body in the north Belfast area on Sunday afternoon. A post ... He had been reported missing from the north Belfast area....

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