Downpatrick (from Irish: Dún Pádraig, meaning "Patrick's stronghold") is a small town about 21 mi (34 km) south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It has been an important site since ancient times. Its cathedral is said to be the burial place of Saint Patrick. Today, it is the county town of Down and the joint headquarters of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Downpatrick had a population of 10,822 according to the 2011 Census.