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Population: 579,554 (Met area)
Area: 44
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Did you know that Anthony Trollope wrote The Warden, the first of his Barsetshire novels, while living in Whiteabbey on the northern edge of Belfast? He spent 18 months in Ireland running postal services in the northern counties, arriving in 1853. Trollope, by the way, is credited with creating the post-box (first introduced in the Channel Islands) for the Post Office.

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Bobby Sands | Brian Mawhinney | C S Lewis | Danny Blanchflower | David Trimble | Derek Mahon | Eamonn Holmes | George Best | Gerry Adams | James Galway | John Stewart Bell | Kate Hoey | Kenneth Branagh | Louis MacNeice | Mairead Corrigan | Mary McAleese | Mike Gibson | Osborne Reynolds | Tony Banks | Van Morrison | William Kelvin |

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Every man dies. Not every man really lives. - William Wallace
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Liberation of Orkneys & Shetlands - 1472
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