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Glasgow

UK Place
Local nameGlesga
Area
Total Area67.76 sq mi (175.5 km2)
Demography
Population592820 ((2010))
Population density3377.9/km2 8748.8/sq mi
Urban1750000
MetroEst. 2,550,000
LanguageEnglish, Scots (see Glasgow patter)
Administration
Council areaGlasgow City Council
Lieutenancy areaGlasgow
CountryScotland
Other Information
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG1 G80 G
Dialling code0141
UK ParliamentGlasgow Central
Glasgow East
Glasgow North
Glasgow North East
Glasgow North West
Glasgow South
Glasgow South West
Scottish ParliamentGlasgow
Glasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Baillieston
Glasgow Cathcart
Glasgow Govan
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill
Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Rutherglen
Glasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Springburn

Glasgow

NameThe coat of arms of the City of Glasgow
Year Adopted1866
CrestSaint Mungo
Image Width150
SupportersTwo salmon, bearing rings
MottoLet Glasgow flourish

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Glasgow (c-enaudio=Glasgow.oggˈɡlæzɡoʊ ; ; (-gdˈkɫ̪as̪əxu )) is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian.

Glasgow grew from the medieval Bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, which subsequently became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies. With the Industrial Revolution, the city and surrounding region shifted to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of Heavy Engineering, most notably in the Shipbuilding and Marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period. Today it is one of Europe's top ten financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew to a population of over one million, and was the fourth-largest city in Europe, after London, Paris and Berlin. In the 1960s, comprehensive urban renewal projects resulting in large-scale relocation of people to new towns and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, have reduced the current population of the City of Glasgow council area to 592,000, with 1,199,629 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population.


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