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UK Place
Local nameMaiden City
Districts of Northern IrelandDerry City
CountyCounty Londonderry
CountryNorthern Ireland
Other Information
Postcode districtBT47, BT48 BT
Dialling code028
UK ParliamentFoyle
Northern Ireland AssemblyFoyle

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Derry or Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-biggest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish name Doire or Doire Cholmcille meaning "oak-wood of Colmcille". In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the "London" prefix was added, changing the name of the city to Londonderry. While the city is more usually known as Derry, Londonderry is also used and remains the legal name.

The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two bridges. The city now covers both banks (Cityside on the west and Waterside on the east). The city district also extends to rural areas to the southeast. The population of the city proper (the area defined by its 17th century charter) was 83,652 in the 2001 Census, while the Derry Urban Area had a population of 90,663. The Derry City Council area had a population of 107,300 as of June 2006. The district is administered by Derry City Council and contains both Londonderry Port and City of Derry Airport.

The Greater Derry area, that area within about 20 mi (32.2 km) of the city, has a population of 237,000. This comprises the districts of Derry City and parts of Limavady district, Strabane district, and North-East Donegal.

Derry is close to the border with County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, with which it has had a close link for many centuries. The person traditionally seen as the 'founder' of the original Derry is Saint Colmcille, a holy man from Tír Chonaill, the old name for almost all of modern County Donegal (of which the west bank of the Foyle was a part before c.1600). Derry and the nearby town of Letterkenny form the major economic core of north west Ireland.

In 2013, Derry will become the first city to be designated UK City of Culture, having been awarded the title in July 2010.

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Cities in Ireland

Republic of IrelandDublin * Cork * Kilkenny* * Limerick * Galway * Waterford
Northern IrelandBelfast * Derry * Armagh * Newry * Lisburn

Places with city status in the United Kingdom

EnglandBath * Birmingham * Bradford * Brighton & Hove * Bristol * Cambridge * Canterbury * Carlisle * Chester * Chichester * Coventry * Derby * Durham * Ely * Exeter * Gloucester * Hereford * Kingston upon Hull * Lancaster * Leeds * Leicester * Lichfield * Lincoln * Liverpool * City of London * Manchester * Newcastle upon Tyne * Norwich * Nottingham * Oxford * Peterborough * Plymouth * Portsmouth * Preston * Ripon * St Albans * Salford * Salisbury * Sheffield * Southampton * Stoke-on-Trent * Sunderland * Truro * Wakefield * Wells * Westminster * Winchester * Wolverhampton * Worcester * York
ScotlandAberdeen * Dundee * Edinburgh * Glasgow * Inverness * Stirling
WalesBangor * Cardiff * Newport * St David's * Swansea
Northern IrelandArmagh * Belfast * Derry * Lisburn * Newry

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