Overview for The Crescent, BELFAST, BT8 8DW


Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast. It is the 10th-largest primary urban area in the United Kingdom and the second-largest city in Ireland. Belfast City had a population of 293,298 in 2021. The population of its metropolitan area was 671,559 in 2011, and the Belfast Local Government District had a population 345,418 in 2021.

By the early 19th century, Belfast was a major port. It played an important role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland, briefly becoming the biggest linen-producer in the world, earning it the nickname "Linenopolis". By the time it was granted city status in 1888, it was a major centre of Irish linen production, tobacco-processing and rope-making. Shipbuilding was also a key industry; the Harland & Wolff shipyard, which built the RMS Titanic and SS Canberra, was the world's largest shipyard. Industrialisation, and the resulting inward migration, made Belfast one of Ireland's biggest cities. Following the partition of Ireland in 1921, Belfast became the seat of government for Northern Ireland. There was major communal violence in the city during partition. Belfast saw further severe violence and numerous bombings during the thirty years of the Troubles, c. 1969–1998, and parts of the city remain segregated between Catholics and Protestants.

Belfast is still a port with commercial and industrial docks, including the Harland & Wolff shipyard, dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline. It also has a major aerospace industry. It is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport, 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 kilometres) west of the city.

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Summary for The Crescent, BELFAST, BT8 8DW

Northern Ireland Region
This postcode is in the
Carryduff East
Lisburn and Castlereagh

Roadworks near BT8 8DW

Local roadworks in Northern Ireland are provided by Traffic Watch NI on their website at trafficwatchni.com/twni/traffic-news.

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Road Safety near BT8 8DW

Details of personal injury accidents in and around The Crescent, BT8 8DW that have been reported to Police Service of Northern Ireland over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near BT8 8DW

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Belfast and nearby Videos From YouTube

Drone footage - Queens University, Belfast - Mavic Air 2

Some shots i took at Queens University, Belfast. Amazing view of the University building and surrounding city. Very close call with ...

Channel: Dónal Murphy (View Channel)

Published: 21 Mar 2021


This area is policed by Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Police Service of Northern Ireland split their policing area into 26 separate neighbourhoods and this postcode is in the Castlereagh neighbourhood.

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Castlereagh Neighbourhood Crime

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Member of UK Parliament

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Most Recent House Sales for The Crescent, BT8 8DW

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Local Petrol Station Prices

Petrol Standard (E10)
Petrol Super (E5)

Diesel Standard (B7)
Diesel Super (B7)

Coordinates for BT8 8DW


Sunrise and Sunset at BT8 8DW


Traffic Emission and Congestion Zones

BT8 8DW is not covered by a Traffic Emission or Congestion Zone

Historical Weather Summary


Companies Registered at BT8 8DW


Postcode Details for BT8 8DW

1 Dec 1984

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