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Glasgow

Glasgow is a city in Scotland; unitary authority.

Overview

Glasgow is a city in Scotland's west-central region. Its location is 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the mouth of the River Clyde on the western, or Atlantic shore. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city. It is part of an independent council area within Lanarkshire's historic county. Most of the city's commercial and administrative structures sit north of Clyde. The territory covered by the Area Council is 68 square miles (177 square km). The city surrounds a large region of the lower Clyde valley. Its suburbs stretching into neighboring areas.

Coal mining, iron founding, chemical production, and shipbuilding arose in Glasgow early in the nineteenth century following the Industrial Revolution. World War I harmed the success of Glasgow's shipbuilding and heavy industry. The city's sector has since diversified.

What is Glasgow known for?
  • The busiest bridge in Europe

The Kingstone Bridge in Glasgow is Europe's busiest bridge. It has over 150,000 vehicles passing through each day. This bridge is not for the faint of heart, as it has ten lanes that can become congested during rush hour.

  • The invention of the television

The invention of the television is a source of delight to many. Philo Taylor Farnsworth an engineer at The University of Glasgow, invented it in 1927. University was previously known as the Royal Technical College.

  • Gaelic-speaking people

Apart from the Highlands, Glasgow has the highest concentration of Gaelic speakers. This Celtic language has played a significant role in Scottish history. You can still find Gaelic nurseries and elementary school in Glasgow.

  • Glasgow Tower is a landmark in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Tower, which stands at 127 meters, is Scotland's tallest structure. The tower also holds the Guinness World Record for being world's tallest skyscraper with 360-degree rotating design.

  • Hundreds of thousands of residents

Glasgow was one of the first cities in Europe to reach over one million people. It now has a population about two million.

  • Glasgow Women's Library.

Glasgow is home to Scotland's only dedicated women's library and the UK's only authorized museum dedicated to the lives, history, and triumphs of women.

  • Glasgow Cathedral

In The Center of Glasgow, the 69-meter-high Glasgow Cathedral looms towering. It is the only old church on the mainland of Scotland to have survived the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s.

In 1990 the city was designated as the European Capital of Culture. It is known for its architecture, culture, media, music, scene, sports clubs, and transportation links. It is the United Kingdom's fifth most visited city. The city's main events venue the SEC Centre, hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in 2021. Glasgow was among the cities the hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the European Championship in 2018 and UEFA Euro 2020.

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By SETH BORENSTEIN
November 14, 2021
AP NEWS
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- While world leaders and negotiators are hailing the Glasgow climate pact as a good compromise that keeps a key temperature limit alive, many scientists are wondering what planet these leaders are looking at.
November 12, 2021
AP NEWS
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow:GLASGOW, Scotland -- While the word "urges" may sound more pressing on its face than "requests," it's the other way around in the diplomatic language used at the U.N.
By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL
November 12, 2021
AP NEWS
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- India faces a difficult choice that will have consequences for the world.No country's energy needs are expected to grow faster in coming decades than India's.
By ALEX DANIELS of The Chronicle of Philanthropy
November 11, 2021
AP NEWS
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which was postponed a year because of COVID-19, has promoted a series of announcements from foundations and individuals attempting to pour money into efforts to fight climate change, an area many think philanthropy has neglected.
November 11, 2021
AP NEWS
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow:GLASGOW, Scotland -- Five European Union countries on Thursday pushed back against efforts to define nuclear energy as a climate-friendly technology in the 27-nation bloc.
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