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About NI

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    Where is Northern Ireland?
    Northern Ireland lies in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km²), about a sixth of the island's total area.
  • Photograph of Mourne Mountains
    Northern Ireland is famous for...
    Inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes.
  • Photograph of Giants Causeway
    The Giant's Causeway
    The Giant's Causeway, situated on the North East coast of Northern Ireland, is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
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    Famous attractions include
    The world's largest Titanic-themed visitor attraction, located on the very slipways where she was built at the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Country Facts
National Day: 17 March St Patrick’s Day.
Population: 1.81 million (2011 Census).
Capital City: Belfast.
Other Cities: Londonderry, Lisburn, Armagh and Newry.
Official Language: English, Irish and Ulster Scots.
Nationality: British and Irish.
Main religions: Protestant and Catholic.
Currency: Pound Sterling (£).
Highest point: Slieve Donard mountain 848 m (2782 ft).
Longest river: River Bann 129 kilometres (80 miles).

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Working in Northern Ireland

People who work in the United Kingdom have a number of employment rights and responsibilities – find out what they are and where to get further information. For more information visit: NI Direct.