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Belfast (frae the Airisch Gaelick Béal Feirste, meanin 'saundy fuird at tha fit o tha river';[11] kent as Bilfawst or Bilfaust in Ulstèr-Scotch) is the caipital citie o Norlin Airlann (Lallans Northren Ireland).[12] It's tha mucklest urban aurie in Norlin Airlann an tha Stewartrie o Ulstèr an the seicont-mucklest citie on the islann o Airlann.

  • Erse: Béal Feirste
Skyline an biggins throuoot the City of Belfast
Belfast City Coat of Arms.svg
Coat of arms with motto "Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus" (Latin: "What shall we give in return for so much")
Belfast is locatit in Northern Ireland
Belfast shawn within Northren Ireland
Aurie 44.4 sq mi (115 km2)
Population City of Belfast:
333,000 (2014)[1] 
Urban Area:
483,418 (2001)[2]
Metropolitan area:
585,996 (2001)[3]
Erse grid reference J338740
Kintra Northren Ireland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun BELFAST
Postcode destrict BT1–BT17, BT29 (part), BT36 (part), BT58
Diallin code 028
Polis Northren Ireland
Fire Northren Ireland
Ambulance Northren Ireland
EU Pairlament Northren Ireland
UK Pairlament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northren Ireland
54°35′49″N 5°55′48″W / 54.597°N 5.930°W / 54.597; -5.930Coordinates: 54°35′49″N 5°55′48″W / 54.597°N 5.930°W / 54.597; -5.930
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  2. The UK's major urban areas Office for National Statistics (Urban area of Belfast and connected settlements, Table 3.1, page 47)
  3. Statistical Classification and Delineation of Settlements (PDF), NISRA, February 2005, retrieved 13 May 2012 
  4. Wakefield, Edward. An account of Ireland, statistical and political: in two volumes. 2. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. pp. 693–694. 
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  7. NISRA. "Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency – Census Home Page". Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  8. Lee, JJ (1981). "On the accuracy of the Pre-famine Irish censuses". In Goldstrom, J. M.; Clarkson, L. A. Irish Populatioe, Economy, and Society: Essays in Honour of the Late K. H. Connell. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 
  9. Mokyr, Joel; O Grada, Cormac (November 1984). "New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700–1850". The Economic History Review. 37 (4): 473–488. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0289.1984.tb00344.x. 
  10. "Belfast City Council. Belfast: A Profile of the City. Demographics". Archived frae the oreeginal on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  11. "Placenames/Logainmneacha: Belfast". BBC Northern Ireland - Education. BBC. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  12. "Northern Ireland". MSN Encarta - Northern Ireland. Microsoft. Retrieved 2007-10-29.