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Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, is a port city known as the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, and for its political murals, documenting the ‘Troubles’ of the 20th century. In the city’s renovated dockyards, the Titanic Quarter includes the Titanic Belfast museum, an aluminium-clad edifice reminiscent of a ship’s hull, shipbuilder Harland and Wolff’s drawing offices and the Titanic slipways, which now host open-air concerts.

Area:  115 km²
Population: 333,871

Language

Belfast official language is Irish and English.

Currency

The currency of Ireland is the Pound sterling.

Weather

Belfast has a temperate climate, with a narrow range of temperatures and rainfall throughout the year.  Although Belfast has warm summers and mild winters.  You can enjoy Belfast any time of the year, the best time is during spring and summer months when its popular for sightseeing, due to its warm sunny days.

Health and security

Belfast contains most of Northern Ireland’s regional specialist centres.  The Royal Victoria Hospital is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in trauma care and provides specialist trauma care for all of Northern Ireland. It also provides the city’s specialist neurosurgical, ophthalmology, ENT, and dentistry services. The Belfast City Hospital is the regional specialist centre for haematology and is home to a cancer centre that rivals the best in the world. The Mary G McGeown Regional Nephrology Unit at the City Hospital is the kidney transplant centre and provides regional renal services for Northern Ireland. Musgrave Park Hospital in south Belfast specialises in orthopaedics, rheumatology, sports medicine and rehabilitation. Other hospitals in Belfast include the Mater Hospital in north Belfast and the Children’s Hospital.