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St Mark's Anglican Church in Portadown.

Portadown ( Irish Port an Dúnáin - "port of the fortress") is a town in the historic county of Armagh in Northern Ireland .

The city belongs to the District of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon and lies on the River Bann . In the 2001 Census , Portadown was part of the Craigavon ​​Urban Area , so no population was determined for the city. The estimated population is around 22,000. In the 1990s, Portadown became known as the scene of clashes over a march of the Orange Order across Northern Ireland. Since 1998, the annual July march to Church in Drumcree has not passed through Garvaghy Road, which is inhabited by Irish nationalist Catholics .

The origins of the city can be traced back longer, but an upswing did not begin until Victorian times with the construction of the railway and the Great Northern Railway .

The processing of linen was important in the city with the subsequent establishment of a textile industry .

The most important local football club is Portadown FC . Mary Peters lives in the city , the winner of the pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Munich ahead of Heide Rosendahl and Burglinde Pollak .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Portadown  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Area Profile of Craigavon ​​Urban Area (Including Bleary) - Based on 2001 Census at the Northern Ireland Neighborhood Information Service (NINIS, accessed January 26, 2012).
  2. Northern Ireland: Large contingent in Portadown. Spiegel Online , July 5, 1999 (accessed January 26, 2012).

Coordinates: 54 ° 25 ′  N , 6 ° 27 ′  W