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Encyclopedia > West Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire
Image:ScotlandWestDunbartonshire.png
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 31st
159 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Dumbarton
ISO 3166-2: GB-WDU
ONS code: 00QG
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 21st
93,378
587 / km²
Politics
West Dunbartonshire Council
http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Control: Labour
MPs: John McFall
MSPs: Jackie Baillie
Des McNulty

West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. Bordering onto Argyll and Bute, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire, the City of Glasgow, and Renfrewshire, it incorporates most of the old Dumbarton District Council and Clydebank District Council areas (indeed, the authority was initially called Dumbarton and Clydebank before the name was changed to West Dunbartonshire). council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: West Dunbartonshire Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Dumbarton is a town in Scotland, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of Scotland ordered by population. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... John McFall (born 4 October 1944) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... ... Jackie Baillie, born January 15, 1964 is a Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Dumbarton constituency. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Before 1975 local government in Scotland was organised on the county system. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bod in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Stirling is a city in central Scotland, in the district of Stirling. ... East Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... The City of Glasgow (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities and came into being in 1995. ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ... Dumbarton is a town in Scotland, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde. ... The old coat of arms for Clydebank, adopted in 1930 The red saltire on the white field is for the ancient province of Lennox and for the towns more recent historic links to Ireland which previously used the same flag. ...


Note that the town is spelt Dumbarton (with an 'm'), but the region and former county are known as Dunbartonshire (with an 'n'). This anomaly in the spelling of the two variants originates from when the names were translated into English from the Gaelic Dùn Breatainn (Dumbarton) and Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn (Dunbartonshire). Scottish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, or just Gaelic (Gàidhlig; IPA: ), is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ...


The area is essentially composed of three parts: the towns of Dumbarton and Clydebank and the Vale of Leven district. The Vale of Leven is an area of Scotland in West Dunbartonshire concentrated around the River Leven, which flows from Loch Lomond to the River Clyde. ...


West Dunbartonshire is administered from Dumbarton, although Clydebank is the largest town.


Towns and villages


Places of interest Alexandria is a manufacturing town of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, situated on the right bank of the River Leven about three miles north of Dumbarton, on the railway line to Balloch. ... The old coat of arms for Clydebank, adopted in 1930 The red saltire on the white field is for the ancient province of Lennox and for the towns more recent historic links to Ireland which previously used the same flag. ... Dumbarton is a town in Scotland, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde. ... A village in Dunbartonshire. ... A village in Dunbartonshire. ...


The Erskine Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the River Clyde in west central Scotland. ... Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Great Britain. ... Inchmurrin is an island in Loch Lomond in Scotland. ... Loch Lomond (pronounced LOW-mond) is a Scottish loch (or lake) located in both the western lowlands of Central Scotland and the southern Highlands. ... For other rivers of the same name see: River Leven, County Durham River Leven, Cumbria, in the historic county of Lancashire River Leven, North Yorkshire The River Leven is a stretch of water in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, flowing from Loch Lomond in the North to the River Clyde in the...

 
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West Dunbartonshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (173 words)
West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland.
Bordering onto Argyll and Bute, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire, the City of Glasgow, and Renfrewshire, it incorporates most of the old Dumbarton District Council and Clydebank District Council areas (indeed, the authority was initially called Dumbarton and Clydebank before the name was changed to West Dunbartonshire).
West Dunbartonshire is administered from Dumbarton, although Clydebank is the largest town.
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