(often called just Derry) is a large city in Northern Ireland with a
population of over 90,000 residents. Londonderry lies on the River
Foyle with much of the city split between the river. Two main
bridges connect either site. With Londonderry's large population it
is actually Northern Irelands second largest city.
Traditionally, the City of Derry has close relations with the
neighbouring County Derry. Much of Londonderry's economy was
originally built around the textile industry but in recent years
many American firms have invested in the city and in digital
Some of the areas main employers include DuPont, NTL, Stream
International, Firstsource and Seagate Technology. Locally, Demonds
is Northern Ireland biggest privately-owned company and deal in
international garment manufacturing.
Derby has several major shopping centres which serve locals and
residents from the outer rural areas. The main two shopping centres
in Londonderry are the Foyleside Shopping Centre and the Richmond
Centre. The former is Northern Ireland's largest shopping centre
with nearly fifty shops and ample parking.
The Quayside Shopping Centre and the Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre
make up the rest of the main shopping outlets in the county.
Londonderry also is home to Austins, the world's oldest independent
department store. Austins have been established since the 1830's and
even predates Harrods in London.
By rail, Waterside station serves trains operated by Northern
Ireland Railways. Routes go from Londonderry to Belfast with many
smaller town and village stops on the way.
Public transport in Northern Ireland is run by Translink (and their
subsidiary companies) and provide connections both locally and to
Londonderry has its own airport, the City of Derry Airport that
operate an impressive amount of domestic and international flights
to a variety of destinations. Dublin, Liverpool, Glasgow and London
Stansted are all popular destinations from the airport.
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