Carrickfergus Borough Council facts for kids

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Coordinates: 54°43′16″N 5°47′28″W / 54.721°N 5.791°W / 54.721; -5.791

Carrickfergus Borough (historical)
  • Comhairle Baile Charraig Fheargais
Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.svg
Area 82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
Councillors
  • MPs
    Sammy Wilson (DUP)
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Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Borough Council was a district council in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It merged with Ballymena Borough Council and Larne Borough Council in May 2015 under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland to become Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

The council headquarters were in Carrickfergus and the council administered the town, on the north shore of Belfast Lough, and surrounding area, which extended from Greenisland in the south-west to Whitehead in the east. The borough was 32 square miles (83 km2), with a population of just over 39,000.

Together with the neighbouring district of Larne and small parts of Newtownabbey and Moyle, it forms the East Antrim constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

Population

The area covered by Carrickfergus Borough Council has a population of 39,114 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.


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