geographical name \ban-ˈbrij\

Definition of BANBRIDGE

district SE Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 171 square miles (445 square kilometers), pop 33,102


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

District (pop., 2001: 41,392), Northern Ireland, established in 1973. The area includes the Legananny Hills, which reach an altitude of 1,745 ft (532 m) in eastern Banbridge district and slope southwestward to lowlands that are bisected by the River Bann. Located on the Bann is the town of Banbridge, established in 1712; it is the district seat and the main agricultural and population centre of the region.


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