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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

Coordinates: 54°21′04″N 6°29′31″W / 54.351°N 6.492°W / 54.351; -6.492

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

Irish: Ard Mhacha, Droichead na Banna agus Creag Abhann
Ulster Scots: Airmagh, Bannbrig an Craigavon
District
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district in Northern Ireland.svg
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryNorthern Ireland
StatusDistrict
Incorporated1 April 2015
Government
 • TypeDistrict council
 • BodyArmagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Area
 • Total516 sq mi (1,337 km2)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total211,900
 • Rank2nd of 11
 • Density410/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Websitehttp://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.org/

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon is a local government district in Northern Ireland. The district was created as Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon on 1 April 2015 by merging the City and District of Armagh, Banbridge District and most of the Borough of Craigavon. The word "City" was added to the name on 24 February 2016,[1] to reflect Armagh's city status. The local authority is Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

GeographyEdit

The district covers parts of counties Armagh and Down, taking in the upper Bann valley and much of the southern shore of Lough Neagh as well as Armagh city. It has a population of 211,900.[2] The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008.[3]

DemographicsEdit

The national identities of the new council from the 2011 census are:

  • 50.5% British
  • 28.9% Northern Irish
  • 25.2% Irish
  • 4.6% Other
  • 1.3% English, Scottish, Welsh

The religious make up is as follows:

  • 51.7% Protestant/Other Christian
  • 43.0% Catholic
  • 5.3% Other/None

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough CouncilEdit

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council replaces Armagh City and District Council, Banbridge District Council and Craigavon Borough Council.

The first election for the new district council was originally due to take place in May 2009, but on April 25, 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Change of District Name (Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016". Legislation.gov.uk. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2018". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  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