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Geographical Names and Codes (Northern Ireland)

Codes and Names of the various geographical units that exist for Northern Ireland, in one place. Names and Codes complement other geographical data and products published by government (and others).

Often, public datasets with a geographical aspect make reference to geographical units by codes, rather than by name.

While this has its advantages, it can be difficult for users to discern the 'human name' of the geographical area, or even to discern the type of area that the codes refer to (e.g. ward, constituency or council area).

This dataset combines a number of geographical areas in Northern Ireland (electoral, administrative and statistical), gathered together from open data sources. This enables users of other data products (where codes but not names are included) to use lookups to match names against codes and provide labeling for their datasets.

There is also an API service for this resource: see here for more details.

Data and Resources

Dataset Info

These fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
Detail Data
Modified Date
Release Date
Rights Statement

Contains public sector information from Land and Property Services (LPS) Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland® (OSNI®) licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2017.

Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2017.

Open Definition
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.16926 55.4436, -5.08667 55.4436, -5.08667 53.8702, -8.16926 53.8702, -8.16926 55.4436))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Geographical Unit
Data Dictionary
Please refer to dataset description
Contact Name
Bob Harper
Contact Email
ODI Open Data Certificate