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The Lower and Upper River Bann, River Foyle and River Blackwater form extensive fertile lowlands, with excellent arable land also found in North and East Down, although much of the hill country is marginal and suitable largely for animal husbandry. Most of the land has been plowed, drained, and cultivated for centuries.
About five percent of the land was forested in 2007, most planted by the state, and economically unimportant, although it helps to diversify the landscape.
None of the hills are especially high, with Slieve Donard in the dramatic Mournes reaching 2782 feet, (848 meters), Northern Ireland's highest point. The whole of Northern Ireland has a temperate maritime climate, rather wetter in the west than the east, although cloud cover is persistent across the region.
The weather is unpredictable at all times of the year, and although the seasons are distinct, they are considerably less pronounced than in interior Europe or the eastern seaboard of North America.
View of Belfast from Queens University Ashby Building.
The main Laynon Building of Queen's University is in the foreground.
Other cities include Armagh, Londonderry, Lisburn, and Newry.
During the Ice Age, until about 9000 years ago, and most of Ireland was covered with ice.
The volcanic activity which created the Antrim Plateau also formed the eerily geometric pillars of the Giant's Causeway on the north Antrim coast.
Also in north Antrim are the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Mussenden Temple and the Glens of Antrim.
There are substantial uplands in the Sperrin Mountains (an extension of the Caledonian fold mountains) with extensive gold deposits, granite Mourne Mountains, and basalt Antrim Plateau, as well as smaller ranges in South Armagh and along the Fermanagh–Tyrone border.
Since the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, many paramilitary campaigns have either been on ceasefire or have declared their war to be over. Rathlin, off the Antrim coast, is the largest of Northern Ireland's islands.
Northern Ireland covers 5,459 square miles (14,139 square kilometers), about a sixth of the island's total area, or a little larger than the U. Strangford Lough is the largest inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 square kilometers.