Londonderry


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Londonderry:

see DerryDerry
or Londonderry
city (1991 pop. 95,371) and district, NW Northern Ireland. Much of the district is hilly, except for the low cultivated plain along Lough Foyle. The district was dominated for many centuries by the O'Neill family.
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Londonderry

 

a city in Northern Ireland (Great Britain). Population, 51,900 (1971). A port at the mouth of the Foyle River, on the Gulf of Lough Foyle, it is the second most important economic center in Northern Ireland. The main industries are the manufacture of linen, clothing (chiefly shirts), chemicals, and various foods. The city has a university college.

Founded in the middle of the sixth century as Derry, it became a strategic point for the English conquest of Ireland in the 16th century. In 1613 the English government granted the City of London the exclusive right to colonize the region of Derry, after which it was officially known as Londonderry. After the partition of Ireland in 1921, the city became one of the centers of the struggle of the workers of Northern Ireland for their civil and social rights. The reprisals of British troops against the participants in a peaceful demonstration in Londonderry on Jan. 30, 1972, are known as Bloody Sunday.

Londonderry

, Derry
1. a historical county of NW Northern Ireland, on the Atlantic: in 1973 replaced for administrative purposes by the districts of Coleraine, Derry, Limavady, and Magherafelt. Area: 2108 sq. km (814 sq. miles)
2. a port in N Northern Ireland, second city of Northern Ireland: given to the City of London in 1613 to be colonized by Londoners; besieged by James II's forces (1688--89). Pop.: 83 699 (2001)
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