Derry and Strabane

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Coordinates: 54°55′37″N 7°25′26″W / 54.927°N 7.424°W / 54.927; -7.424

Derry City and Strabane
Irish: Doire agus An Srath Bán
Ulster Scots: Lunnonderrie an Stràbane
District
Derry and Strabane district in Northern Ireland.svg
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Status District
Incorporated 1 April 2015
Government
 • Type District council
 • Body Derry and Strabane District Council
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Website http://www.derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com/

Derry City and Strabane is a local government district that was created on 1 April 2015 by merging the City of Derry District and Strabane District.[1] It covers most of the northwest of Northern Ireland. The local authority is Derry and Strabane District Council.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the northwest of Northern Ireland and include parts of counties Londonderry and Tyrone, and borders County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.[2] The district has an electorate of 92,593.[3] The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008.

Northern Ireland Railways station[edit]

Derry and Strabane District Council[edit]

Derry City and Strabane District Council replaced Derry City Council and Strabane District Council. The first election for the new district was originally due to take place in May 2009, but in April 2008, Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until 2011.[4] The first elections took place on 22 May 2014 and the council acted as a shadow authority until 1 April 2015.

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