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Glasgow ( Glesga ; Glaschu ) is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020.
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Glasgow City Council

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Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow City Council.
Glasgow City Council, the local government body of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, became one of the newly created single tier local authorities in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with boundaries somewhat different from those of the City of Glasgow district of the Strathclyde region: parts of the Cambuslang and Halfway and Rutherglen and Fernhill areas were transferred from the city area to the new South Lanarkshire council area.

River Clyde

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Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands.
Traveling through the major city of Glasgow, it was an important river for shipbuilding and trade in the British Empire.

Archbishop of Glasgow

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Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century.
The Archbishop of Glasgow is an archiepiscopal title that takes its name after the city of Glasgow in Scotland.

Rangers F.C.

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Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry referred to as the Old Firm, between Celtic and Rangers.
Rangers Football Club are a football club in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.

Celtic F.C.

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Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry referred to as the Old Firm, between Celtic and Rangers.
The Celtic Football Club are a professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, which plays in the Scottish Premiership.

Greater Glasgow

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Comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s, resulting in large-scale relocation of people to designated new towns; such as Cumbernauld, Livingston, East Kilbride and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, reduced the population of the City of Glasgow council area to an estimated 615,070, with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area.
Greater Glasgow is an urban settlement in Scotland consisting of all localities which are physically attached to the city of Glasgow, forming with it a single contiguous urban area (or conurbation).

Livingston, West Lothian

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Comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s, resulting in large-scale relocation of people to designated new towns; such as Cumbernauld, Livingston, East Kilbride and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, reduced the population of the City of Glasgow council area to an estimated 615,070, with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area.
It is situated approximately fifteen miles (25 km) west of Edinburgh and thirty miles (48 km) east of Glasgow, and is close to the towns of Broxburn to the north-east and Bathgate to the north-west.

2014 Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry referred to as the Old Firm, between Celtic and Rangers.
It took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

Old Firm

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Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry referred to as the Old Firm, between Celtic and Rangers.
The Old Firm is the collective name for the Scottish football clubs Celtic and Rangers, who are both based in Glasgow.

East Kilbride

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Comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s, resulting in large-scale relocation of people to designated new towns; such as Cumbernauld, Livingston, East Kilbride and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, reduced the population of the City of Glasgow council area to an estimated 615,070, with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area.
The area lies on a raised plateau to the south of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 mi southeast of Glasgow and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire.

List of towns and cities in Scotland by population

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Glasgow ( Glesga ; Glaschu ) is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020.

Cumbernauld

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Comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s, resulting in large-scale relocation of people to designated new towns; such as Cumbernauld, Livingston, East Kilbride and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, reduced the population of the City of Glasgow council area to an estimated 615,070, with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area.
Geographically, Cumbernauld sits between east and west, being on the Scottish watershed between the Forth and the Clyde; however it is culturally far more weighted towards Glasgow and the New Town’s planners thought to fill 80% of its houses from Scotland’s largest city to reduce housing pressure there.

Second city of the United Kingdom

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Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, although many cities argue the title was theirs.
In the early 19th Century, Dublin was considered by many to be the second city; later in the century, Glasgow and Liverpool burgeoned as major industrial centres and had competing claims to be the busiest ports in the world for ship building and freight transport.

University of Glasgow

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Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century.
The University was originally located in the city's High Street; since 1870, its main campus has been at Gilmorehill in the West End of the city.

Scotland

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Glasgow ( Glesga ; Glaschu ) is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020.
Glasgow City is the largest subdivision in Scotland in terms of population, with Highland being the largest in terms of area.

Tobacco Lords

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The city's Tobacco Lords created a deep water port at Port Glasgow on the Firth of Clyde, as the river within the city itself was then too shallow.
The Tobacco Lords (or "Virginia Dons") were Glasgow merchants who in the 18th century made enormous fortunes by trading in tobacco from Great Britain's American Colonies.

Saint Mungo

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Glasgow itself was reputed to have been founded by the Christian missionary Saint Mungo in the 6th century.
Kentigern (Cyndeyrn Garthwys; Kentigernus), known as Mungo, was an apostle of the Scottish Kingdom of Strathclyde in the late 6th century, and the founder and patron saint of the city of Glasgow.

Port Dundas

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The opening of the Monkland Canal and basin linking to the Forth and Clyde Canal at Port Dundas in 1795, facilitated access to the extensive iron-ore and coal mines in Lanarkshire.
Port Dundas is an area of Glasgow, Scotland, located 1 mi to the north of the city centre.

Glasgow Subway

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During this period, the construction of many of the city's greatest architectural masterpieces and most ambitious civil engineering projects, such as the Milngavie water treatment works, Glasgow Subway, Glasgow Corporation Tramways, City Chambers, Mitchell Library and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum were being funded by its wealth.
The Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow patter

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Glasgow is also known for the Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city.
The Glasgow patter, or Glaswegian, is a Scots dialect spoken in and around Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow City Chambers

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During this period, the construction of many of the city's greatest architectural masterpieces and most ambitious civil engineering projects, such as the Milngavie water treatment works, Glasgow Subway, Glasgow Corporation Tramways, City Chambers, Mitchell Library and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum were being funded by its wealth.
The City Chambers or Municipal Buildings in Glasgow, Scotland, has functioned as the headquarters of Glasgow City Council since 1996, and of preceding forms of municipal government in the city since 1889, located on the eastern side of the city's George Square.

Glasgow Corporation Tramways

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During this period, the construction of many of the city's greatest architectural masterpieces and most ambitious civil engineering projects, such as the Milngavie water treatment works, Glasgow Subway, Glasgow Corporation Tramways, City Chambers, Mitchell Library and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum were being funded by its wealth.
Over 1000 municipally-owned trams served the city of Glasgow, Scotland with over 100 route miles (160 route kilometres) by 1922.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

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Items from the wall like altars from Roman forts like Balmuildy can be found at the Hunterian Museum today.
It covers the Hunterian Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery, the Mackintosh House, the Zoology Museum and the Anatomy Museum, all located in various buildings on the main campus of the University in the west end of Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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During this period, the construction of many of the city's greatest architectural masterpieces and most ambitious civil engineering projects, such as the Milngavie water treatment works, Glasgow Subway, Glasgow Corporation Tramways, City Chambers, Mitchell Library and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum were being funded by its wealth.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland.

Monkland Canal

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The opening of the Monkland Canal and basin linking to the Forth and Clyde Canal at Port Dundas in 1795, facilitated access to the extensive iron-ore and coal mines in Lanarkshire.
The Monkland Canal was a 12+1/4 mi canal designed to bring coal from the mining areas of Monklands to Glasgow in Scotland.