Newtownabbey (from Irish: Baile na Mainistreach [ˈbˠalʲə n̪ˠə ˈmˠanʲəʃtʲɾʲəx]) is a large pact north of Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Sometimes considered to be a suburb of Belfast, it is estranged from the ablaze of the city by Cavehill and Fortwilliam golf course. At the 2011 Census, Metropolitan Newtownabbey Settlement had a population of 65,646, making it the third largest unity in Northern Ireland. It is allocation of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Largely a residential area, Newtownabbey is also home to many engineering and computer industries. Retail and leisure facilities increase the Abbey Centre, the Valley Leisure Centre, the Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, The Theatre at the Mill, Glengormley Moviehouse, Glengormley Sportsbowl and three large public parks. The main campus for the University of Ulster is based in the Jordanstown area of Newtownabbey. Although the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster merged in the aerate of the current Belfast campus in 2018.