Ballina

Irish  Béal an Átha 

      urban district, County Mayo, Ireland, on the River Moy. The town, the largest in Mayo, has a modern Roman Catholic cathedral and the remains of an Augustinian friary founded about 1375. Salmon and trout fishing nearby are notable. Hand tools, drills, and medical products are manufactured there. Pop. (2006) 10,056.

      town and port, north coastal New South Wales, Australia, at the mouth of the Richmond River. Founded (1842–43) as the shipping outlet for the river valley, it was significantly affected by a gold rush in 1860. Proclaimed a town in 1856 and a municipality in 1883, Ballina was an important timber port by the 1880s but declined when forestry waned. It now functions as an outport for Lismore, 20 miles (30 km) upstream, and as a base for a large fishing fleet, as well as a service centre for an agricultural district (dairy produce, sugarcane, and tropical fruit). Industries include fish and fruit canneries and shipyards. The origin of the name is uncertain; the most commonly suggested derivations are Aboriginal place-names referring to a bloody conflict or to nearby oyster beds. Ballina is at the junction of the Bruxner and Pacific highways, about 500 miles (805 km), by road, northeast of Sydney. Pop. (2001) 36,626.

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  • Ballina — Ballina, Stadt in der irischen Grafschaft Mayo, am Moyfluß, 11 km oberhalb dessen Mündung in die Killalabai, hat (1891) 4846 Einw., ist Sitz des katholischen Bischofs von Killala, hat ein bischöfliches Seminar (St. Murdoch s), einen kleinen Hafen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ballina — Ballĭna (spr. bäll ), Hafenstadt in der irischen Grafsch. Mayo, am Moy, (1891) 4846 E.; Vorstadt Ardnaree in der Grafsch. Sligo, mit Kathedrale …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Ballina — 1 Original name in latin Ballina Name in other language BNK, Ballina, West Ballina State code AU Continent/City Australia/Sydney longitude 28.86414 latitude 153.56541 altitude 7 Population 14242 Date 2012 02 28 2 Original name in latin Ballina… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Ballina — Den Namen Ballina tragen eine Stadt im irischen County Mayo: Ballina (Mayo) eine Stadt im irischen County Tipperary: Ballina (Tipperary) eine Stadt im australischen Staat New South Wales: Ballina (Australien). Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ballina — /ˈbælənə/ (say baluhnuh) noun a town and shire on the North Coast of NSW, at the mouth of the Richmond River. The Ballina district lies in territory traditionally inhabited by the Bundjalung people. From 1851 a settlement, originally known as… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Ballina — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Ballina Country and Admin Code AU.02.10250 AU …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

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