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About NI

Welcome to 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).

Key Destinations include


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.