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Northern Ireland  (English)
Tuaisceart Éireann  (Irish)
Norlin Airlann1  (Ulster Scots)
The use of symbols in Northern Ireland is politically charged. At present, no flag officially represents Northern Ireland or has a broad consensus of support. In general, flags and emblems represent the nationalist and unionist communities in Northern Ireland separately.
Flag and Symbols
Flag of United Kingdom
Union Flag
Assembly Logo
Northern Ireland Assembly
Note: Official in common with United Kingdom; use highly regulated in Northern Ireland. Note: Symbol of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive
Motto: [Quis separabit?] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)  (Latin)
"Who shall separate?"
Location of  Padraig/Sandbox6  (orange)– in Europe  (tan & white)– in the United Kingdom  (tan)
Location of  Padraig/Sandbox6  (orange)

– in Europe  (tan & white)
– in the United Kingdom  (tan)

and largest city
54°35.456′N 5°50.4′W / 54.590933°N 5.8400°W / 54.590933; -5.8400
Official languages English (de facto), Irish and Ulster Scots2
Government Constitutional monarchy
• Queen
Queen Elizabeth II
Gordon Brown MP
Ian Paisley MLA
Martin McGuinness MLA
Shaun Woodward MP
• Total
13,843 km2 (5,345 sq mi)
• 2004 estimate
• 2001 census
• Density
122/km2 (316.0/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2002 estimate
• Total
$33.2 billion
• Per capita
Currency Pound sterling (GBP)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
• Summer (DST)
Calling code 444
Patron saint St Patrick5
ISO 3166 code GB-NIR
Internet TLD .uk3
  1. Norlin Airlann is a neologism which was not used by Scots speakers historically, but which has some official usage. The spelling Norn Iron is often used by indigenous speakers as an affectionate phonetic spelling to reflect local pronunciation.
  2. Officially recognised languages: Northern Ireland has no official language; the use of English has been established through precedent. Irish and Ulster Scots are officially recognised minority languages
  3. Also .eu, as part of the European Union, and .ie shared with Republic of Ireland. ISO 3166-1 is GB, but .gb is unused.
  4. +44 is always followed by 28 when calling landlines. The code is 028 within the UK and 048 from the Republic of Ireland
  5. In common with the Republic of Ireland.