Towns in Dunbartonshire are Dumbarton , Kilmarnock , Tarbet , Luss and Renton . Also, the region includes Loch Lomond and Loch Long . Dunbartonshire is bordered by Stirlingshire and Perth to the east, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire to the south, and Argyleshire and Loch Loung to the west . The northwest-southeast extension is about 65 km.
The administrative seat and, despite the different spelling today, the eponymous place was the city of Dumbarton . To the east belonged an exclave with the cities of Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld . The free city of Dumbarton is at the confluence between the Clyde and Leven rivers . It received the status of a Royal Burgh from Alexander II in 1221.
As an administrative county, Dunbartonshire existed between 1890 and 1975 and then became part of the Strathclyde region . Since 1996, the area of Dunbartonshire is essentially divided into the Council Areas East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire . The western part of the traditional county between Loch Lomond and Loch Long is part of the Argyll and Bute Council Area . Dunbartonshire is still one of the Lieutenancy Areas of Scotland today .
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