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Main Street and Tolbooth, Clackmannan
|Clackmannan shown within Clackmannanshire|
|Area||0.40 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|Population||3,348  (2008 est.)|
|• Density||8,370/sq mi (3,230/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Clackmannan ( listen (help·info); Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn, meaning "Stone of Manau"), is a small town and civil parish set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. Situated within the Forth Valley, Clackmannan is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-east of Alloa and 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south of Tillicoultry. The town is within the county of Clackmannanshire, of which it was formerly the county town, until Alloa overtook it in size and importance. According to a 2009 estimate the population of the settlement of Clackmannan is 3,348 residents.
History and toponomy
During the twelfth century, the area formed part of the lands controlled by the abbots of Cambuskenneth. Later it became associated with the Bruce family, who, during the fourteenth century, built a strategic tower-house. It still stands above the town according to Historic Scotland, but entry is forbidden (because of subsidence).
- List of places in Clackmannanshire
- Clackmannan (UK Parliament constituency)
- Clackmannan F.C. Former Scottish League members
- Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Placenames Archived 25 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine..(pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
- Population Breakdown by Settlement 2009, ClacksWeb Retrieved 2011-05-29.
- The Imperial gazetteer of Scotland. 1854. Vol.I. (AAN-GORDON) by Rev. John Marius Wilson. pp.270-271. https://archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee01wils#page/270/mode/2up
- Márkus, Gilbert (2008). doi:10.3366/inr.2004.55.1.1.. Innes Review. Edinburgh University Press. 55 (1): 3.
- "Clackmannan". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
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