Cities
Derry

Derry
Derry
DatsoPic 1.2 © 2007 by Andrey Datso Derry or Londonderry often called the Maiden City, is a city in Northern Ireland. The old walled city of Londonderry lies on the west bank of the River Foyle with the location of old Derry on the east bank, the present city now covers both banks (Cityside to the west and Waterside to the east) and the river is spanned by two bridges. The city district also extends to rural areas to the southeast of the city. The population of the city proper was 83,652 in the 2001 Census, while the Derry Urban Area had a population of 90,663.

 


Read more...
 
Limerick

Limerick
Limerick
DatsoPic 1.2 © 2007 by Andrey Datso  Limerick  is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the county seat of County Limerick in the province of Munster, in the midwest of Ireland. It is on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre, and in 2006 the Limerick urban area had a population of 91,000. Limerick is one of the constituent cities of the Cork-Limerick-Galway corridor, which has a population of 1 million.

 


Read more...
 
Cork

Cork
Cork
DatsoPic 1.2 © 2007 by Andrey Datso Cork  is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland's third most populous city. It is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city in the province of Munster. Cork has a population of 119,143, while the addition of the suburban areas contained the county brings the total to 190,384. Metropolitan Cork has a population of approximately 274,000, while the Greater Cork area is about 380,000.

 

 


Read more...
 
Dublin

Dublin
Dublin
DatsoPic 1.2 © 2007 by Andrey Datso Dublin  is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island's primary city following the Norman invasion. Today, it is ranked 10th (up from 13th in 2008) in the Global Financial Centres Index and has one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city.. Dublin is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the island of Ireland as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administrative function, economy and industry.


Read more...
 
Belfast

Belfast
Belfast
DatsoPic 1.2 © 2007 by Andrey Datso Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of devolved government and legislative assembly in Northern Ireland. It is the largest urban area in the Irish province of Ulster, and the second largest city on the island of Ireland. The City of Belfast has a population of 267,500, and lies at the heart of Metropolitan Belfast, which has a population of 483,418. Belfast was granted city status in 1888. Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the ill-fated RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the largest and most productive shipyard in the world. Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, establishing its place as a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century.


Read more...