Belfast

[ bel-fast, -fahst, bel-fast, -fahst ]
/ ˈbɛl fæst, -fɑst, bɛlˈfæst, -ˈfɑst /

noun

a seaport in and capital of Northern Ireland, on the E coast.

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British Dictionary definitions for Belfast

Belfast
/ (ˈbɛlfɑːst, bɛlˈfɑːst) /

noun

the capital of Northern Ireland, a port on Belfast Lough in Belfast district, Co Antrim and Co Down: became the centre of Irish Protestantism and of the linen industry in the 17th century; seat of the Northern Ireland assembly and executive. Pop: 276 459 (2001)
a district of W Northern Ireland, in Co Antrim and Co Down. Pop: 271 596 (2003 est). Area: 115 sq km (44 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Belfast

Belfast

Capital, largest city, and major port of Northern Ireland.

notes for Belfast

For centuries the city has been the site of violent conflict between Protestant and Roman Catholic residents.
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