Fact #1 - Young country
A quarter of the country's population is younger than 16, which is the youngest in the UK. Over 45 percent are under 30 years old.
Fact #2 - Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland has more locations of success than any other country in the world. Therefore, there are many exhibitions and extra itineraries.
Fact #3 - A dangerous place
Northern Ireland used to be a dangerous place. Until 1998, it was even considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Today, however, that is no longer the case.
Fact #4 - Chinese
The official language is English. However, Chinese is the most widely spoken minority language in Northern Ireland, followed by Irish.
Fact #5 - Disappearing Lake
Loughareema regularly disappears. The reason: the lake's drainage holes are clogged by peat and become leaky after some time, which causes it to form and then disappear again.
Fact #6 - Ulster Fry
This is a typical Irish breakfast. It always includes black pudding, sausages, fried bacon, fried eggs, potato bread, and fried soda bread.
Fact #7 - Attention potatoes
There is the "Marketing of Potatoes Act" of 1964 which states that authorities can confiscate all potatoes if they suspect that they should be sent abroad.
Fact #8 - No official flag
Northern Ireland has not had its flag since 1973 and uses the Union-Jack. Only at sporting events is the flag of Northern Ireland used instead of the Union-Jack.
Fact #9 - Area
Northern Ireland is the smallest country in the United Kingdom and the country with the lowest population density after Scotland. One reason why nature is so untouched.
Fact #10 - Going to the cinema is a punishable offense
At least theoretically. According to the Sunday Observation Act, it is illegal to go to the movies on Sundays and imposes penalties of 50 pounds. However, it is never enforced.