Derry and Strabane
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Derry and Strabane

Coordinates: 54°55?37?N 7°25?26?W / 54.927°N 7.424°W / 54.927; -7.424

Derry City and Strabane

Irish: Doire agus An Srath Bán
Ulster Scots: Derrie an Stràbane
Derry and Strabane district in Northern Ireland.svg
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryNorthern Ireland
Incorporated1 April 2015
 o TypeDistrict council
 o BodyDerry City and Strabane District Council
 o Total478 sq mi (1,238 km2)
(mid-2019 est.)
 o Total150,679
 o Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)

Derry City and Strabane is a local government district that was created on 1 April 2015 by merging the City of Derry District and Strabane District.[1] It covers most of the northwest of Northern Ireland. The local authority is Derry City and Strabane District Council.


It is located in the northwest of Northern Ireland and includes parts of counties Londonderry and Tyrone, and borders County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.[2] The district has a population of 150,679.[3] The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008. Outside of Derry City the district is largely rural, containing a large swathe of the Sperrin Mountains which start at the market town of Strabane in County Tyrone.

Northern Ireland Railways station

Derry City and Strabane District Council

Derry City and Strabane District Council replaced Derry City Council and Strabane District Council. The first election for the new district was originally due to take place in May 2009, but in April 2008, Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until 2011.[4] The first elections took place on 22 May 2014 and the council acted as a shadow authority until 1 April 2015.

See also


  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2019". Office for National Statistics. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Provisional Recommendations of the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner for Northern Ireland". LGBC. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Northern Ireland elections are postponed, BBC News, April 25, 2008, accessed April 27, 2008

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