Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar
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|- Total||159 km2 (61 sq mi)|
|- Total (2010 est.)||90,600|
|West Dunbartonshire Council
West Dunbartonshire (Scots: Wast Dunbartonshire; Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar, pronounced [ʃirˠəxk ɣumˈpɾʲɛʰt̪ɪɲ ə ɲiəɾ]) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. The council area borders onto the west of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's commuter towns and villages, as well as the city's suburbs. West Dunbartonshire also borders onto Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Stirling.
The area was formed on 1 April 1996 from part of the former Strathclyde Region, namely the entire district of Clydebank and the Dumbarton district less the Helensburgh area. In the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 that created the council area its name was Dumbarton and Clydebank. The council, elected as a shadow authority in 1995, resolved to change the name of the area to West Dunbartonshire.
West Dunbartonshire is administered from Dumbarton, although Clydebank is the largest town.
Governance and politics 
The Labour Party regained control of the council from the SNP/independent coalition at the 2012 local election.
Towns and villages 
- Old Kilpatrick
Places of interest 
- Erskine Bridge
- Dumbarton Castle
- Inchmurrin, the largest fresh water island in the British Isles.
- Kilpatrick Hills
- Loch Lomond
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- River Leven