1. Capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Irish Protestantism; Also called: capital of Northern Ireland.
2. City in Maine (USA); zip code 04915.
3. Unincorporated community in Pennsylvania (USA).
City and industrial port in County Antrim and County Down, Northern Ireland, at the mouth of the river Lagan on Belfast Lough; the capital of Northern Ireland since 1920; Protestants form the majority in E Belfast, Catholics in the W). It is the county town of County Antrim. Industries include shipbuilding, engineering, electronics, aircraft, textiles, tobacco, linen, rope, and fertilizers. Since 1968 the city has been heavily damaged by civil disturbances.
Belfast grew up around a castle built 1177 by John de Courcy. With the settlement of English and Scots, Belfast became a center of Irish Protestantism in the 17th century. An influx of Huguenots after 1685 extended the linen industry, and the 1800 Act of Union with England resulted in the promotion of Belfast as an industrial center. It was created a city 1888, with a lord mayor from 1892.
Glavni grad Republike Irske.