Introduction

Summary

Northern Ireland is a country, part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. It borders the Republic of Ireland to the south and west.

Cities

Capital: Belfast

Principal Ports

Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Larne, Warrenpoint

Population

1.8 million

International Country Code

GB-NIR

Language(s)

English

Emergency Services

The emergency telephone numbers are: Police / Fire / Ambulance — 999.

Time

GMT.

Documentation

Financial

Currency

The unit of currency is the pound. English and Scottish notes and coins are interchangeable in Northern Ireland with local currency issued by various local banks.

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