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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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    Capital and largest city in Northern Ireland
    Settled since the Bronze Age
    Officially granted city status by Queen Victoria (1888)
    Population (city): 267,500
    Population (metro area): 483,000
    Birthplace of singer Van Morrison, author C.S. Lewis, actor/director Kenneth Branagh and scientist Lord Kelvin
    It failed to prepare adequate air-raid selters in World War II, with the result that it suffered the worst air raid outside of London, with nearly a thousand deaths (April 15, 1941).
    Many of its houses lacked hot water and indoor toilets until the 1970s.
    During the 'Troubles' (1969-98), violence between Protestants and Catholics claimed over 1500 lives.
    The city remains highly segregated, with walls erected by the army, dubbed 'peace lines,' separating Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods.
    Until the end of World War II, it was one of the world's leading ship builders.
    Since the Good Friday Agreement (1998), the city has undergone significant development and investment.
    It was the only British destination in Frommer's 'Top 12 Destinations to Visit in 2009.'
    BBC DJ Sara Cox said, 'If you haven't had a night out in Belfast, you haven't lived.'

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