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Down (district)
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Down (district)

Down district
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 7th
647 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Downpatrick
: GB-DOW
ONS code: 95R
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 10th
63,828
99 / km²
Community: Catholic: 61.9%
Protestant: 35.5
Politics
Down District Council
http://www.downdc.gov.uk
MPs: Iris Robinson
Eddie McGrady

Down is a district in Northern Ireland. As a political division, it is not to be confused with the historical County Down of Ireland, though it comprises much of the area of that county.

Down's main town is Downpatrick, located in the eastern portion of the district. The other towns are Ardglass, Ballynahinch, Castlewellan, Clough, Crossgar, Dundrum, Killough, Killyleagh, Newcastle, Saintfield, Seaforde, Strangford, and Tyrella.

In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is split between the Strangford constituency and the South Down constituency.

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