North Lanarkshire

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North Lanarkshire
North Lanrikshire
Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
North Lanarkshire in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of North LanarkshireNorth LanrikshireSiorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
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Official logo of North LanarkshireNorth LanrikshireSiorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
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Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W / 55.829°N 3.922°W / 55.829; -3.922Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W / 55.829°N 3.922°W / 55.829; -3.922
Admin HQ Motherwell
Government
 • Body North Lanarkshire Council
 • Control Labour
 • MPs
 • MSPs
Area
 • Total 180 sq mi (470 km2)
Area rank Ranked 19th
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 338,000
 • Rank Ranked 4th
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (695/km2)
ONS code 00QZ
ISO 3166 code GB-NLK
Website www.northlan.gov.uk

North Lanarkshire (Scots: North Lanrikshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains much of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

The area was formed in 1996, largely from the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Motherwell and Monklands districts and significant elements of Strathclyde Regional Council.

Principal towns (10,000+ in population)[edit]

Small towns and villages[edit]

North Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, located in Motherwell

Council political composition[edit]

North Lanarkshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 40 N/A N/A -14 57.1 49.6 60,673
  SNP 22 N/A N/A +10 31.4 31.7 38,809
  Independent 6 N/A N/A 0 7.1 7.0 8,510
  Conservative 1 N/A N/A +1 1.4 7.5 9,212
  Liberal Democrats 1 N/A N/A +1 1.4 1.8 2,232
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 1.5 1,848
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.6 759
  Scottish Christian 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.3 348

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