Derry, the Maiden City

Also known as Londonderry, Derry City and Strabane District Council area is home to the second largest urban centre in Northern Ireland. It is supported and connected to Strabane, a historic, thriving market town and many other vibrant rural towns and villages. The Council area is set within the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The region plans to improve the citizens’ quality of life including its youthful and available workforce, which possess optimal academic and technical skills.

(Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)


square km of land




the year when the wall was first built


days of sieges took place in 1689, making it one of the few cities in Europe that never saw its fortifications breached thus naming it, The Maiden City