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As the regional capital of the North West of Ireland, Derry ~ Londonderry offers a cosmopolitan and diverse business, social, cultural and leisure environment. It is a city with global aspirations, steeped in cultural heritage with a world-famous Walled City which will celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2013. We will also be the first ever UK City of Culture 2013 and have over 20 cultural venues throughout the city region.
Derry has a regional population of 430,000 people of which 65% are of working age. We have the youngest population in Britain and Ireland, with 40% under the age of 25.
Major sectors include software/digital media, technology production, retail, tourism, financial services and a thriving life science sector. The city also boasts a cross border economy which provides international trading opportunities with the Euro zone.  Derry~Londonderry is also the first totally connected digital city in the UK and ROI.