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Glasgow City

George Square, Glasgow
©2017 Gazetteer for Scotland

George Square, Glasgow

Situated astride the River Clyde in the west Central Lowlands, Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and the unitary authority with the largest population. Its cathedral, dedicated to St Mungo, was built in the 12th century, but the city owes much of its growth first to the 17th-18th century tobacco trade and later to shipbuilding during the colonial era. Much of Glasgow's heavy industry has been replaced by modern hi-tech and commercial business and the city now flourishes as a cultural centre with an annual festival of the arts.


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