Derry – Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern 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 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 90,663. The Derry City Council area had a population of 107,300 as of June 2006. The district is administered by Derry City Council and contains both Londonderry Port and City of Derry Airport.
Derry-Londonderry is close to the border with County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, with which it has had a close link for many centuries.
In 2013, Derry-Londonderry will become the first city in Northern Ireland to be designated UK City of Culture, having been awarded the title in July 2010.