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Belfast



Introduction of Belfast
Capital city of Northern Ireland in Belfast district.Settled by Normans in the 12th century and fortifiedby Baron Arthur Chichester in 1611, it saw heavyFrench Protestant immigration following the revocationof the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The city becamea thriving port, thanks in part to the linen industrybrought over by the French. Belfast has long been acenter of Catholic-Protestant strife, with NorthernBelfast being the Protestant enclave and East Belfastthe Catholic enclave. This conflict continues into the21st century.Capital city of Northern Ireland in Belfast district.Settled by Normans in the 12th century and fortifiedby Baron Arthur Chichester in 1611, it saw heavyFrench Protestant immigration following the revocationof the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The city becamea thriving port, thanks in part to the linen industrybrought over by the French. Belfast has long been acenter of Catholic-Protestant strife, with NorthernBelfast being the Protestant enclave and East Belfastthe Catholic enclave. This conflict continues into the21st century.

Belfast Images