- Greater Glasgow
Infobox UK place
official_name = Greater Glasgow
gaelic_name = Glaschu
scots_name = Glesca, Glesga
static_image_caption= Satellite image showing the Greater Glasgow Area
country = Scotland
map_type = Scotland
statistic_title1 = Urban
population_density= nowrap|Pop density mi2 to km2|8541.8|abbr=yes|precision=1
area_footnotes =cite web |url=http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/analyser/analyser?topicId=1&tableId=UV02&tableName=Population+density&selectedTopicId=&aggregated=false&subject=&tableNumber=&selectedLevelId=&postcode=&areaText=&RADIOLAYER=&actionName=view-results&clearAreas=&stateData1=&stateData2=&stateData3=&stateData4=&debug=&tempData1=&tempData2=&tempData3=&tempData4=&areaId=17&levelId=1 |title=Analyser UV02 |accessdate=2007-08-04 |format= |work= ]
post_town= GLASGOW, PAISLEY
postcode_area= G, PA
dial_code= 0141, 01236, 01355, 01360, 01389, 01505, 01698
Greater Glasgow is the
conurbationthat includes and surrounds the city of Glasgowin the west of Scotland. It has a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 censuscite web |url=http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files/setloc-ks01.xls |title=Key Statistics for Settlements and Localities Scotland |publisher=General Register Office for Scotland|accessdate=2008-09-08] making it the largest urban areain Scotlandand the fifth largest in the United Kingdom. [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_compendia/fom2005/03_FOPM_UrbanAreas.pdf The UK’s major urban areas] Office for National Statistics, 2005]
In addition to the conurbation, Greater Glasgow is used to mean the general area around the city, with various definitions being in use.
The City of Glasgow in the late 19th and early 20th centuries grew to having a population of over one million people and was the third city in Europe to reach one million, after London and Paris. [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Visitors/Architecture/Bridges] The official population stayed well over one million for more than 150 years. [ [http://vision.edina.ac.uk/data_cube_table_page.jsp?data_theme=T_POP&data_cube=N_TPop&u_id=10217751&c_id=10090283&add=N Glasgow Scotland through time | Population Statistics | Total Population ] ] However, in the 1960s large-scale relocation to
new townsin the suburban area of the city and many boundary changes since then have reduced the population of the core City of Glasgow council area to 580,690 (August 2007).
In 1973, the "Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive" was created to take over control of Glasgow Corporation Transport (which included the
Glasgow Subway). Following local government reorganisation in 1975, control subsequently passed to Strathclyde Regional Council. The former PTE is now the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, within Transport Scotland.
The Glasgow conurbation is served by the largest urban rail network in the UK outside of London, [ [http://www.spt.co.uk/rail/index.html Rail services in the SPT area ] ] with 186 rail stations in the Greater Glasgow area. The city is served by the only metro system in Scotland, the
Glasgow Subway; and by two international airports, Glasgow Prestwick International Airport[ [http://www.gpia.co.uk/ Glasgow Prestwick Airport ] ] and Glasgow International Airport. [ [http://www.glasgowairport.com/ BAA Glasgow: Welcome to Glasgow Airport ] ]
Following the local government boundary changes in 1996 and the creation of unitary councils in Scotland, replacing the former regional and district councils, the Greater Glasgow Settlement Area or
Urban Areawas created for the 2001 Census from groups of neighboring urban postcodes grouped so that each group of postcode unit contains at least a given number of addresses per unit area, and the group contains at least 500 residents.
The Urban Area includes the following localities: [ [http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files/setloc-ks01.xls Key Statistics for Settlements and Localities Scotland] General Register Office for Scotland]
Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Conurbation
Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Conurbation is a term used to describe a collection of local government districts clustered around Glasgow. [cite web
url=http://www.gcvcore.gov.uk/About/about.htm| title=Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan| accessdate=2008-09-08] This area is not a true
The estimated population of this area in 2007 was 1,750,500.cite web
url=http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/E3BE21DA-4D84-4CC4-9C02-2E526FDD9169/0/populationaug07.pdf| title=2007 Population Estimates| accessdate=2008-01-16]
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