Newtownabbey


New·town·ab·bey

geographical name \ˌnü-tən-ˈa-bē, ˌnyü-\

Definition of NEWTOWNABBEY

district E Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 58 square miles (150 square kilometers), pop 73,832

Newtownabbey

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Town and district (pop., 2001: 79,995), eastern Northern Ireland, established in 1973. The town was formed in 1958 from seven villages and is a residential continuation of Belfast. It is surrounded by modern industrial complexes that manufacture tires, telephones, and textiles. The district's light agricultural activity is centred around the administrative seat of Ballyclare.

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