Let's explore Belfast!

Northern Ireland is the smallest country in the United Kingdom. It makes up part of the United Kingdom along with England, Scotland and Wales.

Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. It is the second-largest city in Ireland, Dublin is the largest city.

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About 630,000 people live in Belfast.

Northern Ireland (Belfast) and Republic of Ireland (Dublin) are two different countries. Belfast became the capital city of Northern Ireland in 1921. Belfast can be found on the island of Ireland.

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Belfast lies where the Lagan River flows into the Irish Sea. 

The Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff has built many famous ships.

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They built the RMS Titanic in 1911. It was the largest moving object in the world. 

The Obel Tower in Belfast is 89 metres high. It is the tallest building in Ireland. Let's give you an idea of what 89 metres is and compare it to other buildings. Big Ben in London is 96 metres high. The Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres high. 

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The Albert Clock in Belfast is sinking into the ground. It is too close to the harbour. It is leaning as the ground is not hard enough to support its weight.  


Fun fact

"Belfast" means "mouth of the sand-bank ford".