Northern Ireland at a glance

Capital: Belfast pop. 286,000 (City area-2012)
Largest City: Belfast pop. 286,000 (City area-2012)
Languages: English, Irish, Ulster Scots
Government: Consociational devolved government within a constitutional monarchy
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
First Minister: Peter Robinson, MLA
Deputy First Minister: Martin McGuinness, MLA
Prime Minister UK: David Cameron MP
Legislature: Northern Ireland Assembly
Devolution: - Government of Ireland Act 3 May 1921
- Northern Ireland Constitution Act 18 July 1973
- Northern Ireland Act (1974) 17 July 1974
- Northern Ireland Act (1998) 19 November 1998

Total Surface Area Northern Ireland: 13,843 km2 - 5,345 sq mi
Population: 1,810,863 [2011 Census]
Density: 131/km2 - 339/sq mi
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Ethnic groups (2001): 99.15% White (91.0% Northern Ireland born, 8.15% other white)
0.41% Asian
0.10% Irish Traveller
0.34% others

GDP (PPP) 2002 estimate
- Total £33.2 billion
- Per capita £9,603

Time zone: GMT (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +44
Internet TLD: .uk, .ie, .eu
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