Glasgow Quick Facts & Figures

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is located in South East Scotland approx one hour from the capital Edinburgh. The historic city of Glasgow played a leading role during the industrial revolution and became a main hub of transatlantic trade during the 18th and 19th centuries. For much of the Victorian and Edwardian eras the city was known as the ‘second city in the British empire’ reflecting its importance. The city gained its wealth from cotton mills, shipyards and coal mines becoming an industrial powerhouse. The heavy industries are no longer here and the city has emerged from difficult times with regeneration and has a new found confidence. Glasgow has a mix of historic attractions with contemporary ones, with its various districts offering something different for visitors. The city has a thriving arts and culture scene with a choice of museums, architecture and shopping for visitors to experience. Glasgow is a university city and with locals known as Glaswegians.

Glasgow Quick Facts

Population: 593,000

Region: City of Glasgow

Area total: 175.5 sq km

Languages: English, Scots & Scottish Gaelic

Demonym: Glaswegian

Dialling Code: 0141

Postcode Area G

Closest Airports: Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.

Football Clubs: Celtic FC and Rangers FC.

Local Food: haggis, neeps and tatties, fish and chips, oatcakes and porridge.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Kilmarnock, Paisley, Motherwell, Stirling and Edinburgh.

Famous Attractions: Burrell Collection, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, University of Glasgow and Glasgow Science Centre.

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