Borough Status in England and Wales - Modern Borough Status - Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Since 1973, Northern Ireland has been divided into twenty-six local government districts. Under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 districts can have borough status either by adopting the charter of a pre-1973 municipal or county borough, or by applying for a charter granting the status.

Northern Ireland Local Government Districts with Borough status

District Year of charter
Ards 1927 (charter of Newtownards)
Armagh Has no borough charter, but does have city status granted by letters patent in 1994
Ballymena 1937
Ballymoney 1977
Belfast (City) Charter reformed 1840. City status by letters patent of 1888.
Carrickfergus 1939
Castlereagh 1977
Coleraine 1928
Craigavon 1949 (charter of Lurgan)
Larne 1938
Limavady 1989
Lisburn 1964. Granted city status by letters patent in 2002.
Londonderry (City) Charter reformed 1840
City council renamed Derry 1984, name of city remains Londonderry
Newtownabbey 1977
North Down 1927 (charter of Bangor)

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