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A borough in Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast; Londonderry
a town in New Hampshire.
Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fifth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. The city now covers both banks (Cityside on the west and Waterside on the east). The population of the city was 83,652 at the 2001 Census, while the Derry Urban Area had a population of 90,736. The district administered by Derry City and Strabane District Council contains both Londonderry Port and City of Derry Airport. Derry is close to the border with County Donegal, with which it has had a close link for many centuries. The person traditionally seen as the founder of the original Derry is Saint Colmcille, a holy man from Tír Chonaill, the old name for almost all of modern County Donegal, of which the west bank of the Foyle was a part before 1610.In 2013, Derry was the inaugural UK City of Culture, having been awarded the title in 2010.
Derry or Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "oak grove". In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the "London" prefix was added, changing the name of the city to Londonderry. While the city is more usually known as Derry, Londonderry is also used and remains the legal name. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. The city now covers both banks. The city district also extends to rural areas to the southeast. The population of the city proper was 83,652 in the 2001 Census, while the Derry Urban Area had a population of 90,736. The district is administered by Derry City Council and contains both Londonderry Port and City of Derry Airport. The Greater Derry area, that area within about 20 miles of the city, has a population of 237,000. This comprises the districts of Derry City and parts of Limavady district, Strabane district, and East Donegal, along with Inishowen. Derry is also the de facto capital of the north west of Ireland, which includes the Counties of; Donegal, Derry and Tyrone, with a population of 586,246. Derry forms the main economic and cultural core of this region along with other smaller towns such as Letterkenny, Omagh and Coleraine.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Derry is ranked #7863 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Derry surname appeared 4,209 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Derry.
77.4% or 3,261 total occurrences were White.
15.8% or 665 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 116 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.6% or 113 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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The numerical value of Derry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Derry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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He was a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation and for the re-unification of his country. But above all he loved his family and the people of Derry and he was immensely proud of both.
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