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Belfast is the capital and biggest city of Northern Ireland. The city stands on the banks of the River Lagan on the East coast of the country. Since the 19th century, Belfast has been a vital port. The city played a key role in the Industrial Revolution and was nicknamed “Linenopolis” thanks to its prolific linen production. Belfast witnessed some of the worst civil strife called the“Troubles” in Northern Ireland. Over 1600 people were killed in political chaos in the city between 1969 and 2001. Tourist numbers have greatly increased since the end of “The Troubles.” Visitor attraction Titanic Belfast and tours of locations used in “Game of Thrones” have made the city even more popular.