Limavady is situated in the North West of Northern Ireland, bordering on Lough Foyle at its northern extremity. It is part of Causeway Coast & Glens borough council area. The area of operation consists of two main towns, Limavady and Dungiven. It also encompasses the ten rural wards of Magilligan, Aghanloo, Forest, Upper Glenshane, Feeny, Highlands, Glack, Greysteel, Ballykelly anf Roeside. The area has a total population of 31,855 living in a rural area of 58,635 hectares. The population density is 55 persons per sq. km., significantly lower than the Northern Ireland average of 125 persons per sq. km. Limavady has the fifth lowest rate of population density in Northern Ireland. The population in Limavady is predominantly rural, with the rural community representing approximately 63% of the population.