Moyle District Council
- % Water
- Total (April 29, 2001)
33 / km²
|Moyle District Council|
Moyle District Council is a Local Council in County Antrim in the north-east corner of Northern Ireland. It covers a largely rural area of approximately 190 square miles (including 42 miles of coastline) and has a population of 15,000. Moyle has the smallest population of any principal local authority in the United Kingdom. Council headquarters is in Ballycastle. Other towns in the area include Bushmills (home to the world's oldest licensed distillery which has produced the famous Irish whiskey "Bushmills" since 1608), Ballintoy, Armoy, Cushendall, Cushendun and Waterfoot. The area is very popular with tourists and includes the three best known features of Northern Ireland: the Giant's Causeway (a World Heritage Site), the Glens of Antrim and Rathlin Island (lying 7 miles off Ballycastle).
The Council is composed of 15 Councillors who are elected every four years by a system of Proportional Representation. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are elected on a yearly basis at the Council's Annual General Meeting in June.
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