Glasgow, Gaelic Gaelic Glaschu city, central-west Scotland. It is located along both banks of the River Clyde, 20 miles (32 km) from the mouth of that river on the western or Atlantic coast. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and forms an independent municipal area that lies entirely within the historic county of Lanarkshire. Glasgow's electoral area for the Scottish Parliament includes the Glasgow City Hall area, the Rutherglen area in South Lanarkshire, and a small eastern part of Renfrewshire.
The city has hosted numerous exhibitions over the years, such as the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988, being the City of Architecture of the United Kingdom in 1999, European Capital of Culture in 1990, National City of Sport 1995—1999 and European Capital of Sport in 2003.In the regional vote, the Glasgow electoral region is represented by four Labour MPs, two Conservative MPs and one Green MP. On older maps, Glasgow appears within the area of Lanarkshire County prior to 1975; from 1975 to 1996 it appears in the Strathclyde region; newer maps generally show Glasgow as one of the 32 municipal areas of Scotland. Glasgow went from being a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to becoming Britain's largest seaport. Since 2000, Glasgow has had few very cold, snowy and harsh winters, with temperatures well below freezing.
The 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century saw substantial growth in the number of Glasgow based call centers. The local club, the Glasgow Tigers, competes in the SGB Championship, the second level of Great Britain's motorcycling circuit. Climatically, Glasgow has a higher temperature than other parts of the United Kingdom at the same latitude, mainly due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. With the start of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region rapidly expanded to become one of the world's leading centers of chemicals, textiles and engineering, especially in the shipbuilding and shipbuilding industry, which produced many famous and innovative ships.
Merchant City is one of the centers of Glasgow's growing cultural district, with headquarters on King Street, Saltmarket and Trongate, and is the center of the annual Merchant City festival. Overall, England is divided into nine regions and 48 ceremonial counties, although these have only a limited role in public policy. Although the Glasgow Corporation had been a pioneer in the municipal socialist movement since the late 19th century, since the Representation of the People Act of 1918, Glasgow increasingly supported left-wing ideas and politics at the national level. Primarily, the city developed with the creation of the University of Glasgow, but later it also became the center of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies.
Glasgow's modern buildings include Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and, along the banks of the Clyde, are the Glasgow Science Centre, The OVO Hydro and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, whose Clyde auditorium was designed by Sir Norman Foster and is known colloquially as Armadillo. North Glasgow stretches from north of the city centre to the prosperous suburbs of Bearsden, Milngavie and Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire and Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire.