Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
|Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
Irish : Ceantar Ard Mhacha, Dhroichead na Banna agus Craigavon
Ulster Scots : Airmagh, Bannbrig an Craigavon
Location of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon in Northern Ireland
|Part of the country||Northern Ireland|
|District||Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon|
|density||155 inhabitants per km²|
|founding||April 1, 2015|
|Lord Mayor||Garath Keating|
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon ( Irish Ceantar Ard Mhacha, Dhroichead na Banna agus Craigavon ) is a district in Northern Ireland . It was formed on April 1, 2015 from District and City of Armagh , District Craigavon , most of Borough Banbridge and a small part of Dungannon and South Tyrone . It is administered by Armagh city, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council .
The new district covers the northern part of County Armagh and the northwest part of County Down . It contains the upper reaches of the Bann , much of the south bank of Lough Neagh and the town of Armagh . There are 139,285 voters there. The name was set on September 17th, 2008 and changed in 2016 with the addition "City" for Armagh to emphasize its status.
The nationalities living in the new district are according to the 2011 census:
- 50.5% British
- 28.9% Northern Irish
- 25.2% Irish
- 4.6% others
- 1.3% English, Scots or Welsh
The religious affiliation in the new district is as follows:
- 51.7% Protestants and other Christian denominations
- 43.0% Catholics
- 5.3% others and none
The Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council replaced the Armagh City and District Council , the Banbridge District Council and the Craigavon Borough Council . The first elections for the District Council were supposed to take place in May 2009, but 25 April 2008 announced Shaun Woodward , Minister of Northern Ireland that the elections in 2011 were postponed. The first elections actually took place on May 22, 2014.
- Map of the new and old districts ( memento from September 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) of the Department of the Environment , accessed on October 6, 2015
- http://www.deac-ni.org/Homepage/deac_prov-recs.pdf (link not available)
- Northern Ireland elections are postponed , BBC News (April 25, 2008). Retrieved October 6, 2015.