Situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on Belfast Lough, Belfast is surrounded by low hills and has a population of 267,500. This figure refers only to the Belfast City Council area whose borders date back to the 1950s. Since then the city has expanded and the population of the Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area which incorporates the surrounding suburbs and towns is 483,000.
For further study
Belfast Black Taxi Tours
Beyond the Troubles
CAIN: Murals: Political Wall Murals in Northern Ireland
Queen’s University Belfast