A province of the United Kingdom, situated in the north of the island of Ireland. Created in 1921 from six of the counties of Ulster, the remainder of Ireland forming the Republic of Ireland.
a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
There was a position of Governor of Northern Ireland from 1922 until the suspension of Stormont in 1973.
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and covers 5,459 square miles (14,139 kmÂ²) in the northeast of the island of Ireland, about a sixth of the total area of the island. It has a population of 1,685,000 (April 2001) — between a quarter and a third of the island's total population. It consists of six counties situated within the province of Ulster, and in the UK is generally known as one of its four Home Nations, forming a constituent country of the United Kingdom.The Northern Ireland Act 1998 describes Northern Ireland as "part of the United Kingdom".
Northern Ireland is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 3 MEPs using the Single Transferable Vote.