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The city of Derry is one of the longest constantly inhabited counties in Ireland, situated on the River Foyle and surrounded by hills and a stone’s throw from the rugged Northern Coast, captives tourists with its unique beauty.

Lately known as Londonderry, Derry (Irish: Doire or Doire Cholm Chille, meaning Oak wood of Colm Cille), is called as "the Maiden City", is a city in Northern Ireland. The ancient derry was a walled city, lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, and the present city now includes both banks and is connected by two bridges.

The district extends to rural areas to the southeast of the city. The derry Urban Area (including Culmore, New Buildings and Strathfoyle) is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth on the island of Ireland.

It is one of the few places in Europe that have to have its defensive walls intact, although the original fortified gates have been replaced).

Derry is close to the border with County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and also serves the west of County Derry. The district is run by Derry City Council and has an airport, City of Derry Airport, and a seaport, Londonderry Port.

Something characteristic in Derry is the language, although Derry's people speak English they talk really fast, it's known as Derry lingo. If you want to enhance your stay, things could get better if you acquire a book to have a reference guide about this.

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