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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Facts

  • Name: Northern Ireland
  • Capital City: Belfast (641,638 pop.)
  • Northern Ireland Population: 1,810,863 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: British Pound Sterling (GBP)
    (conversion rates)


    One British Pound Sterling
  • Ethnicity: White 92.1%, Asian 4.0%, Black 2.0%, Mixed 1.2%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.3%
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $54 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $31,899 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, Irish
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Belfast, Londonberry, Lisburn, Newtonabbey, Bangor, Craigavon, Castlereagh
  • Name: The Irish word for Ireland is Eriu, who was a Gaelic goddess. Northern was added with the formation of the northern country.
  • National Day: March 17, St. Patrick's Day
  • Religion: Non-Roman Catholic Christian 45.57%, Roman Catholic 40.26%, other 14.18%
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