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Belfast: Capital and chief port of Northern Ireland
Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast. It is the 12th-largest city in the United Kingdom and the second-largest on the island of Ireland. It had a population of 333,871 as of 2015. Belfast suffered greatly in the Troubles: in the 1970s and 1980s it was one of the world's most dangerous cities, with a homicide rate around 31 per 100,000.

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Charles and Camilla meet nurses on visit to Belfast [Video]

Charles and Camilla meet nurses on visit to Belfast

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the Ulster Museum in Belfastduring a one-day trip to Northern Ireland. They met a number of young nurseswho completed their training early to help with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published
'Deplorable' house parties will not be tolerated, warns health minister [Video]

'Deplorable' house parties will not be tolerated, warns health minister

Dangerous and anti-social house parties in Belfast’s Holyland student districtwill not be tolerated, the health minister has said. Footage showing groups ofyoung people congregating and drinking in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published

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