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By the turn of the 19th century, Belfast had transformed into the largest linen producing centre in the world,  earning the nickname " Linenopolis ". Belfast harbour was dredged in to provide deeper berths for larger ships. Donegall Quay was built out into the river as the harbour was developed further and trade flourished. Short Brothers plc is a British aerospace company based in Belfast. It was the first aircraft manufacturing company in the world.
Now known as Shorts Bombardier it works as an international aircraft manufacturer located near the Port of Belfast. The rise of mass-produced and cotton clothing following World War I were some of the factors which led to the decline of Belfast's international linen trade.
More than , manufacturing jobs have been lost since the s. Belfast saw the worst of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, with nearly half of the total deaths in the conflict occurring in the city.
However, since the Good Friday Agreement in , there has been significant urban regeneration in the city centre including Victoria Square, Queen's Island and Laganside as well as the Odyssey complex and the landmark Waterfront Hall. The city is served by two airports: Queen's University of Belfast is the main university in the city. The Ulster University also maintains a campus in the city, which concentrates on fine art, design and architecture.
Belfast is one of the constituent cities that makes up the Dublin-Belfast corridor region, which has a population of just under 3 million. Plans to bring in additional water tariffs have been deferred by devolution in May Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd. The discrete capital value system means rates bills are determined by the capital value of each domestic property as assessed by the Valuation and Lands Agency. Belfast contains most of Northern Ireland's regional specialist centres.
The Belfast City Hospital is the regional specialist centre for haematology and is home to a cancer centre that rivals the best in the world. Belfast is a relatively car-dependent city by European standards, with an extensive road network including the The improvement scheme was completed five months ahead of schedule on February , with the official opening taking place on 4 March Commentators have argued that this may create a bottleneck at York Street, the next at-grade intersection , until that too is upgraded.
Black taxis are common in the city, operating on a share basis in some areas. Bus and rail public transport in Northern Ireland is operated by subsidiaries of Translink. Bus services in the city proper and the nearer suburbs are operated by Translink Metro , with services focusing on linking residential districts with the city centre on 12 quality bus corridors running along main radial roads, .
More distant suburbs are served by Ulsterbus. Northern Ireland Railways provides suburban services along three lines running through Belfast's northern suburbs to Carrickfergus , Larne and Larne Harbour , eastwards towards Bangor and south-westwards towards Lisburn and Portadown. This service is known as the Belfast Suburban Rail system. Belfast is linked directly to Coleraine , Portrush and Derry. Belfast has a direct rail connection with Dublin called Enterprise which is operated jointly by NIR and Iarnród Éireann , the state railway company of the Republic of Ireland.
There are no rail services to cities in other countries of the United Kingdom, due to the lack of a bridge or tunnel connecting Great Britain to the island of Ireland. There is, however, a combined ferry and rail ticket between Belfast and cities in Great Britain, which is referred to as Sailrail. In April , the Department for Regional Development reported on a plan for a light-rail system, similar to that in Dublin.
The consultants said Belfast does not have the population to support a light rail system, suggesting that investment in bus-based rapid transit would be preferable. The study found that bus-based rapid transit produces positive economic results, but light rail does not. The city has two airports: Belfast International Airport offering, domestic, European and international flights such as Orlando operated seasonally by Virgin Atlantic.
The airport is located northwest of the city, near Lough Neagh, while the George Best Belfast City Airport , which is closer to the city centre by train from Sydenham on the Bangor Line, adjacent to Belfast Lough, offers UK domestic flights and a few European flights.
The Belfast — Liverpool route is the busiest domestic flight route in the UK excluding London with , passengers in Belfast has a large port used for exporting and importing goods, and for passenger ferry services.
Stena Line runs regular routes to Cairnryan in Scotland using its conventional vessels — with a crossing time of around 2 hours 15 minutes. Until the route went to Stranraer and used inter alia a HSS High Speed Service vessel — with a crossing time of around 90 minutes. Stena Line also operates a route to Liverpool. Belfast's population is evenly split between its Protestant and Catholic residents. Throughout the Troubles, Belfast artists continued to express themselves through poetry, art and music.
In the period since the Good Friday Agreement in , Belfast has begun a social, economic and cultural transformation giving it a growing international cultural reputation. The bid was run by an independent company, Imagine Belfast , who boasted that it would "make Belfast the meeting place of Europe's legends, where the meaning of history and belief find a home and a sanctuary from caricature, parody and oblivion. In —05, art and cultural events in Belfast were attended by 1.
The same year, 80, people participated in culture and other arts activities, twice as many as in — The Ulster Orchestra , based in Belfast, is Northern Ireland's only full-time symphony orchestra and is well renowned in the United Kingdom.
Founded in , it has existed in its present form since , when the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra was disbanded. There are many Traditional Irish bands playing throughout the city and quite a few music schools concentrate on teaching Traditional music. Musicians and bands who have written songs about or dedicated to Belfast: Further in Belfast the Oh Yeah Music Centre is located Cathedral Quarter , a project founded to give young musicians and artists a place where they can share ideas and kick-start their music careers as a chance to be supported and promoted by professional musicians of Northern Ireland's music-scene.
Belfast has a longstanding underground club scene which was established in the early s. Like all areas of the island of Ireland outside of the Gaeltacht , the Irish language in Belfast is not that of an unbroken intergenerational transmission.
Due to community activity in the s, including the establishment of the Shaws Road Gaeltacht community, the expanse in the Irish language arts, and the advancements made in the availability of Irish medium education throughout the city, it can now be said that there is a 'mother-tongue' community of speakers. There are a number Irish language Primary schools and one secondary school in Belfast.
The provision of certain resources for these schools for example, such as the provision of textbooks is supported by the charitable organisation TACA. In late August , at least three groups were vying for the right to purchase the 5, RMS Titanic relics that were an asset of the bankrupt Premier Exhibitions. A decision as to the outcome was to be made by a United States district court judge.
Belfast is the home of the Belfast Telegraph , Irish News , and The News Letter , the oldest English-language newspaper in the world still in publication. There are two independent cinemas in Belfast: Belfast has several notable sports teams playing a diverse variety of sports such as football , Gaelic games , rugby , cricket , and ice hockey. The Belfast Marathon is run annually on May Day, and attracted 20, participants in The current Irish League league leaders Crusaders are based at Seaview , in the north of the city.
On the day he was buried in the city, , people lined the route from his home on the Cregagh Road to Roselawn cemetery. Belfast is home to over twenty Gaelic football and hurling clubs. Belfast has four teams in rugby's All-Ireland League: Belfast is home to the Stormont cricket ground since and was the venue for the Irish cricket team 's first ever one day international ODI against England in In , Pro Wrestling Ulster formed.
It runs to this day. Belfast is home to one of the biggest British ice hockey clubs, the Belfast Giants. The Giants were founded in and play their games at the 9, capacity Odyssey Arena, crowds normally range from 4,—7, The Giants have been league champions 4 times, most recently in the —14 season. Other significant sportspeople from Belfast include double world snooker champion Alex "Hurricane" Higgins  and world champion boxers Wayne McCullough and Rinty Monaghan.
C is a well known swimming club in Belfast. Belfast produced the Formula One racing stars John Watson who raced for five different teams during his career in the s and s and Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine.
Belfast has two universities. Queen's University Belfast was founded in and is a member of the Russell Group , an association of 24 leading research-intensive universities in the UK. Ulster University , created in its current form in , is a multi-centre university with a campus in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast. The Belfast campus has a specific focus on Art and Design and Architecture, and is currently undergoing major redevelopment. Course provision is broad — biomedical sciences, environmental science and geography, psychology, business, the humanities and languages, film and journalism, travel and tourism, teacher training and computing are among the campus strengths.
Belfast Metropolitan College is a large further education college with three main campuses around the city, including several smaller buildings. Formerly known as Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, it specialises in vocational education. The college has over 53, students enrolled on full-time and part-time courses, making it one of the largest further education colleges in the UK and the largest in the island of Ireland.
The Belfast Education and Library Board was established in as the local council responsible for education, youth and library services within the city. Belfast is one of the most visited cities in the UK,  and the second most visited on the island of Ireland.
Frommer's , the American travel guidebook series, listed Belfast as the only United Kingdom destination in its Top 12 Destinations to Visit in The Belfast City Council is currently investing into the complete redevelopment of the Titanic Quarter, which is planned to consist of apartments, hotels, and a riverside entertainment district.
It features a criss-cross of escalators and suspended walkways and nine high-tech galleries. There is a tourist information centre located at Donegall Square North. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the capital of Northern Ireland. For other uses, see Belfast disambiguation. Belfast shown within Northern Ireland. County Antrim County Down. Further information on City Layout: Architecture of Belfast , Buildings and structures in Belfast , and List of tallest buildings and structures in Belfast.
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