Belfast(redirected from Bilfawst)
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The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, in the eastern part of the province on an inlet of the Irish Sea. After many years of conflict between Protestants and Catholics, a major peace settlement was signed here in 1998.
1. (Placename) the capital of Northern Ireland, a port on Belfast Lough in Belfast district, Co Antrim and Co Down: became the centre of Irish Protestantism and of the linen industry in the 17th century; seat of the Northern Ireland assembly and executive. Pop: 281 000 (2011 est)
2. (Placename) a district of W Northern Ireland, in Co Antrim and Co Down. Pop: 268 700 (2010 est). Area: 115 sq km (44 sq miles)
Bel•fast(ˈbɛl fæst, -fɑst, bɛlˈfæst, -ˈfɑst)
the capital of Northern Ireland, on the E coast. 374,300.