Belfast is both the largest city in, and the capital city of Northern Ireland. It saw a period of large growth throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and remains politically important to the United Kingdom. In this period it was the largest shipyard in the world, building the Titanic amongst other noted vessels. The market for properties to rent in Belfast includes a significant number of 2 or 3 bedroom properties in the Lisburn road area that start around '600 a month. Larger semi-detached and detached properties attract monthly rents of around a thousand pounds.