Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow is the largest city and leading industrial center of Scotland. It has an excellent harbor and modern port facilities.

Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Population (1991 preliminary) 654,542. Real estate:

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The city is located near important coalfields and is a major steel-producing center. Other industries include shipbuilding and printing and the manufacture of textiles, carpets, aircraft engines, electronic equipment, chemicals, alcoholic beverages, and processed foods. Major imports include petroleum, grain, and timber; exports are largely manufactured goods.

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Glasgow grew around a church built in the mid-6th century by St. Kentigern (also called St. Mungo), apostle to the Scots. In 1116 the town's church was rebuilt for the reconstituted episcopal see of Glasgow. Glasgow was originally founded in around 1175AD.

The great commercial growth of the community dates from the union of Scotland with England in 1707. Glasgow obtained a large share of the American commerce and soon became a center of the tobacco trade. The river was dredged to accommodate seagoing vessels. The tobacco trade ceased as a result of the American Revolution and was subsequently supplanted by cotton textile manufacture and the sugar trade with the West Indies. In the early 19th century, Glasgow began its growth as a major iron founding and shipbuilding center. - - -

Singers: Maggie Reilly (born in Glasgow in 1956): Moonlight Shadow (1983) - To France (1984).

Near Glasgow: Paisley

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