Craigavon is a settlement in Northern Ireland, located on the southern border of Lough Neagh. It has a population of 57,651 inhabitants. Craigavon was a planned city, and started construction in 1965, with the intention of becoming a new linear city, incorporating the neighbouring towns of Lurgan and Portadown. Ultimately, only half of the planned city was realised. It is most likely named after James Craig, the first minister of Northern Ireland. Craigavon has few tourist attractions on its own, but is located near Oxford Island, a National Nature Reserve and public recreation site on the southern shores of Lough Neagh.