Scotland is the second largest country in the United Kingdom, occupying approximately one-third of the northern part of the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England and the Irish Sea in the south, the North Sea in the east, and the North Atlantic Ocean in the west and north. Covering an area of 77,933 square meters km, Scotland is home to a wide variety of cultural activities and has many theaters, live music venues and economically, it has the largest economy in Scotland. The administrative center of Scotland is located in Edinburgh, its capital and second most populous city.
It is situated in the southeastern part of the country, on the south coast of the Firth of Forth estuary. Edinburgh is also the second largest financial center in the United Kingdom. Glasgow is located in the Western Central Lowlands region of Scotland, on the banks of the River Clyde. It is the largest and most populous city in Scotland and serves as an industrial and commercial center, as well as one of the largest seaports in Scotland.
Glasgow is known for its Glasgow pattern, a distinct dialect characterized by being difficult for those coming from out of town to understand. It is also known for its Old Firm soccer rivalry between Celtic and Rangers. The Glasgow Science Centre explores the effect of science and technology on society and includes the Glasgow Tower. The trade in tropical products from the Americas (tobacco, sugar and rum) made Glasgow merchants a fortune, as the Clyde was dredged and deepened and eventually became navigable to the heart of the city.
With the start of the Industrial Revolution, Glasgow's population and economy rapidly expanded to become one of the world's leading centers of chemicals, textiles and engineering, especially in shipbuilding. In modern times, Glasgow's economy includes traditional heavy engineering, advanced engineering and manufacturing, aerospace technology and development (especially satellite production), information and communication technology, software engineering, and innovations in renewable and low-carbon energy. In 1939, Glasgow reached its peak population with 1,128,473 inhabitants. In Glen Mor are located Grampian Mountains which are home to Mount Ben Nevis -the highest point in Scotland- rising to a height of 1,343 m. Glasgow's neighboring cities are Paisley in the west -which is part of Glasgow urban area-, Ayr in south-west, Hamilton southeast of Glasgow, Livingston east of Glasgow, Falkirk northeast and Aberfoyle northwest. Glasgow is located on south-west central Scotland on River Clyde. Therefore it can be concluded that Glasgow is located in south Scotland.