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North Down

North Down borough
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 26th
81 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Bangor
: GB-NDN
ONS code: 95W
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 7th
76,323
937 / km²
Community: Protestant: 80.5%
Catholic: 12.6
Politics
North Down Borough Council
http://www.northdown.gov.uk
MP: Sylvia Hermon

North Down is a district in Northern Ireland. Its main town is Bangor, 20km East of Belfast with a population of approximately 55,000. Its secondary centre is the former Urban District of Holywood, 8km Northeast of Belfast with a population of approximately 10,000. Most of the remaining population is in suburban villages along the southern shore of Belfast Lough. The Borough is heavily suburbanised - railway links with Belfast are good and the area has been the domain of well heeled Belfast commuters since the mid-19th Century. The Borough is often held to be the wealthiest and most Anglified area in Northern Ireland, although there are pockets of deprivation in a string of overspill public housing estates along the Bangor Ring Road.

In 2001, the voters of North Down elected 8 Ulster Unionist Party, 5 Democratic Unionist Party, 5 Alliance, 2 UK Unionist Party, 1 Northern Ireland Women's Coalition and 4 Independents to the Borough Council.

In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is part of the slightly larger North Down constituency


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