Mid and East Antrim

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Coordinates: 54°49′41″N 6°04′41″W / 54.828°N 6.078°W / 54.828; -6.078

Mid and East Antrim

Irish: Lár- agus Oir-Aontroime
Ulster Scots: Mid an East Anthrim
District
Mid and East Antrim district in Northern Ireland.svg
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryNorthern Ireland
StatusDistrict
Incorporated1 April 2015
Government
 • TypeDistrict council
 • BodyMid and East Antrim Borough Council
Area
 • Total404 sq mi (1,046 km2)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total138,200
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Websitehttp://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/

Mid and East Antrim is a local government district in Northern Ireland. The district was created on 1 April 2015 by merging the Borough of Ballymena, the Borough of Larne and the Borough of Carrickfergus. The local authority is Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Geography[edit]

The district is wholly located in County Antrim, and stretches from the River Bann in the west to the Antrim Coast, taking in the southern part of the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the major towns of Ballymena and Carrickfergus, and the important port of Larne. The district has a population of 138,200.[1] The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008.

History[edit]

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council replaced Ballymena Borough Council, Carrickfergus Borough Council and Larne Borough Council. The first election for the new district council was originally due to take place in May 2009, but in April 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until 2011.[2] 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2018". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ Northern Ireland elections are postponed, BBC News, April 25, 2008, accessed April 27, 2008