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The Dublin–Belfast corridor (population 3.3 million) is a term used to loosely describe a geographical area that encompasses the cities of Dublin and Belfast and the area between. The term has been used in papers regarding planning strategies in the area, with the aim of capitalising on the expanding economies of both cities.
The main economic engines of the region are the Greater Dublin Area and the Belfast Metropolitan Area. Greater Dublin has a GDP of around €85 billion (2012) while Belfast Metropolitan Area has €30 bn (2013) giving a total regional GDP of €115 bn.
Third level institutions
- University of Ulster – 27,500
- Queen's University Belfast – 25,000
- University College Dublin – 27,000
- Dublin Institute of Technology – 22,000
- Trinity College Dublin – 15,000
- Maynooth University – 10,600
- Dublin City University – 10,000
- Dublin Business School – 9,000
- Dundalk Institute of Technology – 5,000+
There is also the Enterprise train service connecting the two city regions.
There are three major airports; Dublin Airport (25 million passengers; 2008), Belfast International Airport (5 million passengers; 2007) and Belfast City Airport (2 million passengers; 2007) which together deal with 30 million passengers each year.
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