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GREATER GLASGOW is an urban settlement in Scotland
Scotland
consisting of all localities which are physically attached to the city of Glasgow
Glasgow
, forming with it a single contiguous urban area (or conurbation). It does not relate to municipal government boundaries and its territorial extent is defined by the General Register Office for Scotland
Scotland
, which determines settlements in Scotland
Scotland
for census and statistical purposes. Greater Glasgow
Glasgow
had a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 census making it the largest urban area in Scotland
Scotland
and the fifth largest in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
.

A more extensive Greater Glasgow
Glasgow
concept covers a much larger area, and may include Ayrshire down to Ayr as well as the whole of Lanarkshire down to Lanark, Dumbartonshire, Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
and Inverclyde. At present the Glasgow
Glasgow
City Region consists of the Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Local Authorities with a combined population of over 1.7 million. This city-region is described as a metropolitan area by its own strategic planning authority, and is similar to the Glasgow metropolitan area identified by the European Union.

The City of Glasgow
Glasgow
grew in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, becoming in 1912 the eighth city in Europe to reach one million, after Rome, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, St Petersburg and Moscow. The official population stayed over a million for 50 years. However, since the 1960s successive boundary changes and large-scale relocation to suburban districts and new towns have reduced the population of the City of Glasgow
Glasgow
council area to 593,245 at the 2011 Census.

CONTENTS

* 1 Greater Glasgow
Glasgow
urban area * 2 Transport * 3 Post codes * 4 Glasgow
Glasgow
City Region * 5 Metropolitan Glasgow
Glasgow
* 6 References

GREATER GLASGOW URBAN AREA

The Urban Area, also known as the Glasgow
Glasgow
settlement, includes the following localities:

SETTLEMENT Population

(1991 census) Population

(2001 census)

Airdrie 12,436 36,326

Bargeddie 2,325 2,790

Barrhead 16,703 17,443

Bearsden 27,707 27,967

Bellshill 20,075 20,134

Bishopbriggs 23,825 23,118

Bowling 5,500 5,500

Busby 1,617 1,654

Cambuslang
Cambuslang
23,212 24,500

Chapelhall 4,405 5,691

Clarkston 18,899 19,136

Clydebank 29,171 29,858

Coatbridge
Coatbridge
40,320 41,170

Duntocher and Hardgate 7,882 7,301

Elderslie 5,166 5,180

Erskine 15,166 15,347

Faifley 6,087 4,932

Giffnock 16,190 16,178

Glasgow
Glasgow
658,379 629,501

Inchinnan

Johnstone 18,280 16,468

Kilbarchan 3,710 3,622

Hamilton 44,658 53,457

Linwood 10,183 9,058

Milngavie 11,992 12,795

Motherwell 27,426 30,301

Newton Mearns 19,342 22,637

Old Kilpatrick 2,408 3,199

Paisley 73,925 74,170

Renfrew 20,764 20,251

Rutherglen 25,000 25,000

Stepps 4,942 4,802

Thornliebank 3,980 4051

Wishaw 26,439 28,564

TRANSPORT

In 1973, the Greater Glasgow
Glasgow
Passenger Transport Executive was created to take over control of Glasgow
Glasgow
Corporation Transport (which included the Glasgow
Glasgow
Subway ). Following local government reorganisation in 1975, control subsequently passed to Strathclyde Regional Council. The former PTE is now the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport , within Transport Scotland
Scotland
.

The city is served by the only metro system in Scotland, the Glasgow Subway ; and by two international airports, Glasgow
Glasgow
Prestwick International Airport and Glasgow
Glasgow
International Airport .

POST CODES

Following the local government boundary changes in 1996 and the creation of unitary councils in Scotland, replacing the former regional and district councils, the GREATER GLASGOW SETTLEMENT AREA or Urban Area was created for the 2001 Census from groups of neighbouring urban postcodes grouped so that each group of postcode unit contains at least a given number of addresses per unit area, and the group contains at least 500 residents.

GLASGOW CITY REGION

The Glasgow
Glasgow
City Region , is a collection of local authorities clustered around Glasgow. The eight constituent authorities are:

* Glasgow
Glasgow
* East Dunbartonshire * West Dunbartonshire * North Lanarkshire * South Lanarkshire * East Renfrewshire * Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
* Inverclyde

The population of this area in 2011 was 1,787,515. The city region is not a conurbation as significant parts of the council areas (and the whole of Inverclyde) are separated from Greater Glasgow
Glasgow
by open countryside. It uses numerous other terms for itself, including METROPOLITAN GLASGOW, THE METROPOLITAN CITY-REGION OF GLASGOW, GLASGOW AND THE CLYDE VALLEY and CLYDESIDE.

As a collection of individual local authorities the city region has no single municipal government however, following the agreement of a City Deal with the UK Government , the eight constituent authorities formally established a joint Glasgow
Glasgow
and Clyde Valley Cabinet on 20 January 2015. This cabinet consists of the leaders of all eight councils, with the leader of Glasgow
Glasgow
City Council being Chair of the Cabinet. Prior to 2015 the eight authorities formed only a combined strategic planning authority.

METROPOLITAN GLASGOW

While the Scottish Government makes no official recognition of 'Metropolitan status' in its workings, the term is used by other bodies. The European Union's statistical body Eurostat lists Glasgow as the 32nd most populous metropolitan area, or Larger Urban Zones , in the EU. Although not defining the boundaries of this metropolitan area, Eurostat state it consists "of over 1.7 million inhabitants covering an area of 3,346 km2"., which is similar to the 1.75 million population of the Glasgow
Glasgow
City Region and may suggest a correlation between the two. The Glasgow
Glasgow
City Region's strategic development authority describes itself as the planning authority for the "Glasgow metropolitan area" and the "metropolitan city-region of Glasgow".

The former local government region of Strathclyde has also been identified as a metropolitan area surrounding the Greater Glasgow conurbation , and covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Analyser UV02". Scrol.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-04. * ^ Urban Areas * ^ "Layout 1" (PDF). Glasgow.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ A B "Key Statistics for Settlements and Localities Scotland". General Register Office for Scotland. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-08. * ^ The UK’s major urban areas Archived 2016-12-10 at timetravel.mementoweb.org Error: unknown archive URL Office for National Statistics, 2005 * ^ Archived 27 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ " Glasgow
Glasgow
Prestwick Airport. Holidays, parking, flight arrival and departure information". Gpia.co.uk. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ "Welcome to Glasgow
Glasgow
Airport Parking". Glasgow
Glasgow
Airport. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ A B "Unknown" (PDF). Glasgow.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ " Glasgow
Glasgow
and Clyde Valley Structure Plan". Gcvore.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-09-08. * ^ A B C " Glasgow
Glasgow
and the Clyde Valley Structure Plan Joint Committee GCVSDPA". Gcvcore.gov.uk. 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ "Committee Information - Error". www.glasgow.gov.uk. * ^ "Parliamentary Business : Scottish Parliament". Scottish.parliament.uk. 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ "CityProfiles". Urban Audit. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ " Glasgow
Glasgow
and Clyde Valley Structure Plan Joint Committee". Gcvcore.gov.uk. 1998-05-07. Retrieved 2012-11-14. * ^ "Minister backs SPT on White Paper". Interchange Issue 7. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. September 2004. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2007.

* v * t * e

The City of Glasgow
Glasgow

HISTORY

* Timeline of Glasgow
Glasgow
history

POLITICS

* City Chambers * Lord Provost * Red Clydeside * Battle of George Square * Scottish Parliament electoral region * Glasgow\'s miles better

GEOGRAPHY

* Climate * Demography * Subdivisions * Glasgow
Glasgow
city centre * Greater Glasgow
Glasgow
Urban Area * River Clyde

CULTURE

* Architecture * Art * Festivals * Glasgow
Glasgow
Fair * Glasgow
Glasgow
patter * Libraries in Glasgow
Glasgow
* Media * Music venues * Parks * Famous Glaswegians

TRANSPORT

* Glasgow
Glasgow
Central station * Queen Street station * Glasgow
Glasgow
Airport * Prestwick Airport * Subway * Clyde Tunnel * Kingston Bridge * Trams (until 1962) * Trolleybuses (until 1967)

EDUCATION

* Schools * Colleges * University of Strathclyde * Glasgow
Glasgow
Caledonian University * University of Glasgow
Glasgow
* Glasgow
Glasgow
Medical School * Glasgow
Glasgow
School of Art * Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

RELIGION

* Archbishop of Glasgow
Glasgow
(Roman Catholic ) * Bishop of Glasgow
Glasgow
and Galloway (Episcopalian ) * Churches * Glasgow
Glasgow
Cathedral * Glasgow
Glasgow
Central Mosque * Presbytery of Glasgow
Glasgow
(Church of Scotland) * Saint Mungo * Sectarianism

SPORT

* Celtic F.C. * Rangers F.C. * Partick Thistle F.C. * Clyde F.C. * Queen\'s Park F.C. * Glasgow
Glasgow
Warriors * West of Scotland
Scotland
Cricket Club * Hampden Park
Hampden Park
* Hamilton Crescent * Scottish Football Museum * 2014 Commonwealth Games * Old Firm * Glasgow