Northern Ireland is one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom.
It is situated on the island of Ireland and shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland, and is the only part of the United Kingdom with an external land border.
It was created by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920.
It covers 5,459 mi² (14,139 km²) in the northeast of the island of Ireland, about a sixth of the total area of the island, and has a population of 1,685,000 (April 2001) - between a quarter and a third of the island's total population.
Motto Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto), (French for "God and my right")3
Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots
Capital and largest city Belfast
Area 13,843 km², Ranked 4th
Population 1,685,267 - (2001)
Establishment Partition of Ireland (1920)
Currency Pound Sterling (£) (GBP)
Time zone UTC+1 - in summer UTC+0
Calling code +44 #1
Internet TLD .uk #2
National flower Shamrock #3
Patron saint St. Patrick #3
#1. In common with the rest of the UK. +44 is always followed by 28 when calling landlines.
The code is 028 within the UK and also 048 from Republic of Ireland
#2. In common with the rest of the UK, .co.ni, using the Nicaraguan TLD has been used unofficially
#3. In common with the rest of Ireland
* This has never been used by Scots speakers historically but was invented by Ulster Scots enthusiasts in the 1990s.
For a more information about Northern_Ireland see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland) December 2005
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
This information was correct in December 2005. E. & O.E.
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