Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland
54°36.000'N, 005°55.000'W Chart icon.png
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Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland flag.jpg
Capital Belfast
Language English, Irish
Currency Pound Sterling
Time zone GMT (UTC​) , DST: BST (UTC+1)
Calling code +44¹
¹ +44 is always followed by 28 when calling landlines. The code is 028 within the UK and 048 from the Republic of Ireland

Northern Ireland is a country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km²), about a sixth of the island's total area. It shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west. In the United Kingdom, it is generally known as one of the four Home Nations and is the only one that is not located on the island of Great Britain.

See also detailed Cruising Guide to the island of Ireland.

Cruising the region

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The weather in Northern Ireland is notoriously unpredictable, and it is not uncommon to experience a full range of meteological conditions in a single week. As with the rest of the island of Ireland and Great Britain, the province is particularly susceptible to rain. - (Expand this ...)

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This section does not apply for many islands, remove it if this is the case for this particular. You may, however, list ismall islands adjacent to this one or list one or two of its neighbors.

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For entrance details see United Kingdom.

Health and Security


Despite a reputation as unsafe, Northern Ireland has one of the lowest crime rates among industrialized countries. According to statistics from the U.N. International Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS 2004), Northern Ireland has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe (lower than the United States and the rest of the United Kingdom). In fact, the results of the latest ICVS show that Japan is the only industrialized place safer than Northern Ireland. Almost all visitors experience a trouble-free stay.


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  • Bangor Bangor /wiki/Bangor Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Belfast Lough Belfast Lough /wiki/Belfast_Lough Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Carlingford Lough Carlingford Lough /wiki/Carlingford_Lough Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Larne Larne /wiki/Larne Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Strangford Lough Strangford Lough /wiki/Strangford_Lough Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |


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See United Kingdom.


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