Newtownards

Newtownards is a town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the most northern tip of Strangford Lough, 10 miles (16 km) east of Belfast, on the Ards Peninsula. It is situated in the civil parish of Newtownards and the historic baronies of Ards Lower and Castlereagh Lower.[8] Newtownards is in the Ards and North Down Borough. It is known colloquially by locals as "Ards". The population was 28,050 in the 2011 Census.[4]

Newtownards

View of Newtownards from Scrabo Tower
Newtownards
Location within County Down
Population28,050 (2011 Census)
 Belfast9 mi (14.5 km)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWTOWNARDS
Postcode districtBT22, BT23
Dialling code028
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FireNorthern Ireland
AmbulanceNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
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Northern Ireland
Down
54.591°N 5.68°W / 54.591; -5.68