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Location of Dunbartonshire in Scotland

Dunbartonshire ( Scottish Gaelic Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn ) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland , located on the north bank of the Clyde .


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 highest mountains are Ben Vorlich (about 940 m) and Ben Vane (about 915 m).

Administrative history

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 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Rodwell (1834): The geography of the British Isles, Volume 2, p. 91.
  2. Partington, CF (1836). The British Cyclopaedia of Literature, History, Geography, Law and Politics. P. 645.

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