Newtownabbey (Irish: Baile na Mainistreach or Baile na Úr Mainistreach) is next to Lisburn the largest suburb in the Northern Irish capital Belfast, to which it is adjacent to the north. Newtownabbey is located in County Antrim and was the administrative seat of the former District Newtownabbey, Newtownabbey except the still belonged to the villages Carnmoney, Glengormley, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Rathcoole and Whiteabbey and in 2015 opened in the District Antrim and Newtownabbey. Newtownabbey is located on the northwest shore of Belfast Lough, the bay, which was also located Belfast. The town was formed as the 1958 New Town by the merger of several smaller communities. This is a typical suburban community, but also reports higher industrial areas; especially in Monkstown and Cammoney engineering and computer companies are located. Of shopping and leisure centers are: The Abbey Center, Northcott Shopping Center and the Glengormley cinema. In the district of Jordanstown, the campus of the University of Ulster is. It is a reform of Northern Ireland's municipal structure by the British government planned so that long-expected integration of the district Newtownabbey into a larger administrative unit. Newtownabbey is twinned with Gilbert (Arizona) and Dorsten (Nordrhein-Westfalen). 1956 was born in Newtownabbey writer Ronan Bennett.
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