| 21.1°C Belfast

Close

Premium

Big read: It’s Belfast… but not as we know it – Where are the other places named after our city located across the globe?

There are dozens of places called Belfast located across the globe. Weekend speaks to citizens living in places named after the original city situated on the banks of the River Lagan to find out more

Close

A sign welcoming visitors to Belfast Highland Greens, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

A sign welcoming visitors to Belfast Highland Greens, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

John Munro

John Munro

Point Prim Lighthouse, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

Point Prim Lighthouse, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

South Pinette Wharf, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

South Pinette Wharf, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

Cowder House, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

Cowder House, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

Les McFadden

Les McFadden

Mountain bikers in a chairlift at Christchurch Adventure Park, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Mountain bikers in a chairlift at Christchurch Adventure Park, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Post Office Square, Belfast, Maine

Post Office Square, Belfast, Maine

Waimakariri Rive, New Zealand (Credit: Education Images/Getty Images)

Waimakariri Rive, New Zealand (Credit: Education Images/Getty Images)

Universal Images Group via Getty

Megan Pinette, president of Belfast Historical Society and Museum in Maine

Megan Pinette, president of Belfast Historical Society and Museum in Maine

An image showing Belfast, Maine in days gone by

An image showing Belfast, Maine in days gone by

Mountain bikers in a chairlift at Christchurch Adventure Park in Christchurch, New Zealand (Credit: KAI SCHWOERER/Getty Images)

Mountain bikers in a chairlift at Christchurch Adventure Park in Christchurch, New Zealand (Credit: KAI SCHWOERER/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Tugboats in the bay in Beilfast, Maine

Tugboats in the bay in Beilfast, Maine

The National Bank of Belfast, which dates back to 1878. Maine, Belfast

The National Bank of Belfast, which dates back to 1878. Maine, Belfast

/

A sign welcoming visitors to Belfast Highland Greens, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

Belfast. The city that’s home to more than 635,000 of us and counting. Whether you call the city that built the Titanic home or not, what comes to mind when you think of Belfast?

Chances are an image of the iconic Harland & Wolff cranes might pop into your head. Or the Albert Clock, our palatial City Hall or our famous Crown pub. It may not even be a landmark, it could be the DeLorean — made famous by the 80s movie classic Back to the Future. Or why not one of our famous faces such as Sir Kenneth Branagh, the late George Best and Sir Van Morrison?


Top Videos



Privacy