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Glasgow \Glasgow\ n. (Geography) The largest city in Scotland; a port in west central Scotland.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

from Gaelic, literally "green hollow," from gael "green" + cau "hollow."

Glasgow, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
Population (2000): 3253
Housing Units (2000): 1609
Land area (2000): 1.408048 sq. miles (3.646827 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.408048 sq. miles (3.646827 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31075
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 48.198252 N, 106.635402 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59230
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Glasgow, MT
Glasgow, DE -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Delaware
Population (2000): 12840
Housing Units (2000): 4629
Land area (2000): 9.895074 sq. miles (25.628124 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 9.895074 sq. miles (25.628124 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29350
Located within: Delaware (DE), FIPS 10
Location: 39.603970 N, 75.742408 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Glasgow, DE
Glasgow, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 170
Housing Units (2000): 72
Land area (2000): 1.011392 sq. miles (2.619494 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.011392 sq. miles (2.619494 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29496
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 39.550309 N, 90.480761 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62694
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Glasgow, IL
Glasgow, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 63
Housing Units (2000): 28
Land area (2000): 0.080939 sq. miles (0.209630 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.050653 sq. miles (0.131190 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.131592 sq. miles (0.340820 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29392
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.645093 N, 80.508614 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Glasgow, PA
Glasgow, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
Population (2000): 13019
Housing Units (2000): 6153
Land area (2000): 14.745554 sq. miles (38.190808 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.012946 sq. miles (0.033530 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 14.758500 sq. miles (38.224338 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31114
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 37.000375 N, 85.920229 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 42141
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Glasgow, KY
Glasgow, VA -- U.S. town in Virginia
Population (2000): 1046
Housing Units (2000): 494
Land area (2000): 1.511875 sq. miles (3.915739 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.511875 sq. miles (3.915739 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31136
Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
Location: 37.633093 N, 79.451542 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 24555
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Glasgow, VA
Glasgow, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
Population (2000): 1263
Housing Units (2000): 562
Land area (2000): 1.334904 sq. miles (3.457386 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.087736 sq. miles (0.227235 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.422640 sq. miles (3.684621 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27208
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 39.226555 N, 92.843717 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 65254
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Glasgow, MO
Glasgow, WV -- U.S. town in West Virginia
Population (2000): 783
Housing Units (2000): 351
Land area (2000): 0.441169 sq. miles (1.142623 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.441169 sq. miles (1.142623 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31324
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 38.212655 N, 81.424116 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Glasgow, WV
Glasgow (disambiguation)

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland.

Glasgow may also refer to:

  • Greater Glasgow Metropolitan Area
  • Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region), an electoral region in the Scottish Parliament
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Airport
Glasgow (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

Glasgow is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.

Glasgow (UK Parliament constituency)

Glasgow was a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1885. It returned two Member of Parliament (MPs) until 1868, and then three from 1868 to 1885. Elections were held using the bloc vote system.


Glasgow (; ; ) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the 32 Council Areas of Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are often referred to as Glaswegians.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, although many cities argue the title was theirs.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew in population, reaching a peak of 1,128,473 in 1939. Comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s, resulting in large-scale relocation of people to new towns and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, reduced the population of the City of Glasgow council area to 599,650 with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers about 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population. At the 2011 census, Glasgow had a population density of , the highest of any Scottish city.

Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Glasgow is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand for most.

Glasgow (European Parliament constituency)

Prior to its uniform adoption of proportional representation in 1999, the United Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in England, Scotland and Wales. The European Parliament constituencies used under that system were smaller than the later regional constituencies and only had one Member of the European Parliament each.

The constituency of Glasgow was one of them.

When it was created in Scotland in 1979, it consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Craigton, Glasgow Garscadden, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Hillhead, Glasgow Kelvingrove, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Pollok, Glasgow Provan, Glasgow Queen's Park, Glasgow Shettleston, Glasgow Springburn, although this may not have been true for the whole of its existence.

Glasgow (Cambridge, Maryland)

Glasgow is a historic home located at Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland. It is a Federal style, gable-front, -story brick house built about 1792. Attached is a -story frame wing dating from the early 20th century. Local history sometimes holds that the home was the birthplace of William Vans Murray, but land records and Murray's biographical data both indicate that it is unlikely that it was ever his home. It is possible, however, that Murray stayed there for some time after his return from his service as foreign minister in the Netherlands, with his first cousin William Murray Robertson, the owner at the time.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Glasgow (Parliament of Scotland constituency)

Glasgow in Lanarkshire was a royal burgh that returned one commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland and to the Convention of Estates.

After the Acts of Union 1707, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Renfrew and Rutherglen formed the Glasgow district of burghs, returning one member between them to the House of Commons of Great Britain.

Usage examples of "glasgow".

Chap Men, or Running, Flying, and other mercurial stationers, peripatetic booksellers, pedlers, packmen, and again chepmen, these visited the villages and small towns from the large printers of the supply towns, as London, Banbury, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, etc.

He said it was to help cover any expenses Monsieur Boulonnais might have, should he decide to travel to Glasgow.

During this commotion among the Cameronians, the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow were filled with tumults.

This wall of Antoninus, at a small distance beyond the modern cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, was fixed as the limit of the Roman province.

BRITANNIA, of Glasgow, Captain Grant, apply to Lord Glenarvan, Malcolm Castle, Luss, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.

Scotland was also the site of his grouse moor, on a 6,000-acre estate in Dumfriesshire, sixty miles south of Glasgow.

The major whom it mentions, was General Andrew Dunlop, who died in 1804: Rachel Dunlop was afterwards married to Robert Glasgow, Esq.

Glasgow at all, but up to Huddersfield with Delphine, to be presented to her parents.

Tell her that I wrote to her from Glasgow, from Kilmarnock, from Mauchline, and yesterday from Cumnock as I returned from Dumfries.

I set out on Monday, and would have come by Kilmarnock, but there are several small sums owing me for my first edition about Galston and Newmills, and I shall set off so early as to dispatch my business, and reach Glasgow by night.

The whole edifice sat in huge leafy grounds on the outskirts of the village of Kincardine, to the northern side of the Firth of Forth, almost equidistant between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Glasgow came to a sudden end, owing to the death of his father, and, distressed and bewildered at the duties of his new position, he rode swiftly away one November morning to Kincardine Castle, to make arrangements for the funeral.

On another occasion, when Thackeray came to Glasgow to deliver his lectures on the Four Georges, the great novelist was introduced to the Sheriff of Lanarkshire by the late Mr.

Among the towns which were proposed to be comprehended were Macclesfield, Stockport, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Brighton, Whitehaven, Wolverhampton, Sunderland, Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Dudley, Leeds, Halifax, Sheffield, North and South Shields, and it was stated that the same principle would extend to the representation of such large cities as Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Belfast.

Finlayson of Glasgow has recently reported an interesting case in a physician who, after protracted constipation and pain in the back and sides, passed large numbers of the larvae of the flower-fly, anthomyia canicularis, and there are other instances of myiosis interna from swallowing the larvae of the common house-fly.