The Belfast Quarters refer to a number of distinctive cultural zones within the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, whose identities have been developed as a spur to tourism and urban regeneration. These "quarters" differ from the traditional districts into which Belfast is divided.
The term "quarter" does not refer to one fourth (or one quarter) of the city, nor is every area in the centre of Belfast part of one of the quarters. Instead, each "quarter" reflects something about a neighbourhood's history and locale, with the "Quarter" label being something that has come into general use in recent years.
The quarters are as follows:
- Cathedral Quarter
- Gaeltacht Quarter
- Smithfield Market and Library Quarter
- Linen Quarter
- Market Quarter
- Queen's Quarter
- Titanic Quarter
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... Gaeltacht Quarter is an area around the Falls Road in West Belfast which promotes and encourages the use of the Irish language ...
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