Glasgow City Region

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Glasgow City Region
Location of Glasgow City Region
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
StatusCity region
Admin HQGlasgow
ComprisesGlasgow City Council
East Dunbartonshire
East Renfrewshire
Inverclyde
North Lanarkshire
Renfrewshire
South Lanarkshire
West Dunbartonshire
Government
 • Cabinet ChairCllr Frank McAveety
(Glasgow City Council)
 • Cabinet
Area
 • Total1,289 sq mi (3,338 km2)
Population
 • Total1,817,870
 • Density1,400/sq mi (540/km2)

The Glasgow City Region (previously Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Region,[1] also known as Clydeside) is an urbanised city region in the western central belt of Scotland nestled in the Clyde Valley and consisting of the following eight councils: East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City Council, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, and West Dunbartonshire. The councils, along with several others, had previously formed the Strathclyde region between 1974 and 1996.[2][3][4]

Local government[edit]

The official region consists of the following councils:

Unitary Authority Population[5] Area (sq km) Population Density (per km²)
East Dunbartonshire 107,540 174.5 616
East Renfrewshire 93,810 174.3 538
Glasgow City Council 615,080 174.7 3,520
Inverclyde 79,160 160.5 493
North Lanarkshire 339,390 469.9 722
Renfrewshire 175,930 261.5 672
South Lanarkshire 317,100 1,771 179
West Dunbartonshire 89,860 158.8 565

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19100
  2. ^ "City Deal: Glasgow and Clyde Valley". Gov.uk. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Glasgow formally signs £1bn investment city deal". BBC News. 20 August 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Glasgow.gov.uk". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  5. ^ 2016 estimate https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files/statistics/population-estimates/mid-year-2016/16mype-cahb.pdf