Derry and Strabane

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Coordinates: 54°55′37″N 7°25′26″W / 54.927°N 7.424°W / 54.927; -7.424

Derry City and Strabane
Irish: Doire agus An Srath Bán
Ulster Scots: Lunnonderrie an Stràbane
District
Derry and Strabane district in Northern Ireland.svg
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Status District
Incorporated 1 April 2015
Government
 • Type District council
 • Body Derry and Strabane District Council
Area
 • Total 478 sq mi (1,238 km2)
Population (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total 150,500
 • Density 310/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
Website http://www.derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com/

Derry City and Strabane is a local government district that was created on 1 April 2015 by merging the City of Derry District and Strabane District.[1] It covers most of the northwest of Northern Ireland. The local authority is Derry and Strabane District Council.

Geography

It is located in the northwest of Northern Ireland and include parts of counties Londonderry and Tyrone, and borders County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.[2] The district has a population of 150,500.[3] The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008.

Northern Ireland Railways station

Derry and Strabane District Council

Derry City and Strabane District Council replaced Derry City Council and Strabane District Council. The first election for the new district was originally due to take place in May 2009, but in April 2008, Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until 2011.[4] The first elections took place on 22 May 2014 and the council acted as a shadow authority until 1 April 2015.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2017". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.lgbc-ni.org/introduction_compressed.pdf
  3. ^ "Provisional Recommendations of the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner for Northern Ireland". LGBC. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  4. ^ Northern Ireland elections are postponed, BBC News, April 25, 2008, accessed April 27, 2008
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