Altnagelvin

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Altnagelvin
Irish: Allt Mhic Dhuibhleacháin[1]
Irish transcription(s)
 • Derivation:Alt na nGealbhán
 • Meaning:"Glen/height of the sparrows"
Altnagelvin Junction, which in 2004 saw 12930 vehicles pass through every day.[2] Altnagelvin Area Hospital is in the background.
Altnagelvin Junction, which in 2004 saw 12930 vehicles pass through every day.[2] Altnagelvin Area Hospital is in the background.
Altnagelvin is located in Northern Ireland
Altnagelvin
Altnagelvin
Altnagelvin shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 54°58′52″N 7°17′17″W / 54.981°N 7.288°W / 54.981; -7.288Coordinates: 54°58′52″N 7°17′17″W / 54.981°N 7.288°W / 54.981; -7.288
CountryNorthern Ireland
CountyLondonderry
BaronyTirkeeran
Civil parishClondermot
SettlementsDerry
Government
 • CouncilDerry and Strabane
 • WardAltnagelvin
Area[3]
 • Total118.69 ha (293.30 acres)

Altnagelvin (from Irish: Alt na nGealbhán, meaning "Glen/height of the sparrows")[4] is a townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is also the name of an electoral ward in Derry and Strabane district. Formerly a small village, it has been absorbed into the Waterside neighbourhood of Derry. Within Altnagelvin is Altnagelvin Area Hospital, a large hospital which serves the most of the county. The busy A6 road from Belfast to Derry passes through the townland.

Demography[edit]

On Census Day 29 April 2001 the resident population of Altnagelvin ward was 4477.[5] Of these:

  • 26.6% were under 16 years old and 11.0% were aged 60 and above [5]
  • 48.3% of the population were male and 51.7% were female [5]
  • 38.0% were from a Roman Catholic background and 59.7% were from a Protestant background [5]
  • 5.2% of those aged 16–74 were unemployed [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logainm - Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Roads Site - Derry to Dungiven road
  3. ^ Northern Ireland Environment Agency. "NIEA Map Viewer". Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Placenames NI website".[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d e "Altnagelvin Ward statistics". NINIS. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2008-02-02.