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Fascinating Facts About Belfast

Prabhakar Pillai Nov 13, 2020
Get to know how well-informed you are about this important city through a short quiz.
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Fact
George Best Belfast City Airport is at a distance of two miles from the heart of Belfast. The Airport primarily caters to domestic flights.
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Interesting Fact
The Obel Tower is 88.31 metre tall. Incidentally it is the tallest building in the whole of Ireland.
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Did you know?
Nashville, Tennessee has been a sister city of Belfast since 1994.
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For your information
Belfast City Council is the local authority responsible for Belfast city. The Council consists of 60 councillors and conducts its meetings in the Belfast City Hall.
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Interesting Fact
The name 'Belfast' comes from the Irish Béal Feirsde, which was subsequently spelt Béal Feirste.
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The word 'beal' translates to mouth or rivermouth.
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Intriguing Fact
The city's name comes from the Irish language. For your information, English is widely spoken in Belfast.
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Interesting tidbit
During the 19th century, Belfast was the planet's biggest linen producer earning it the nickname 'Linenopolis'.
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Quick Bite
The historical library was established in 1788 and holds the distinction of being the city's oldest library.
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In 1888, Belfast was accorded the status of a city by royal charter.
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Awesome Fact
The Seahorse is an appropriate symbol given Belfast's rich maritime history. Visitors will encounter quite a few seahorses around the charming city such as the famous seahorse sculpture at the port.
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Interesting Fact
The city boasts of a significant 3000 acres of green parks. The variety of green areas in Belfast is impressive and inviting.
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