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Port Glasgow, Inverclyde

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Port Glasgow, Inverclyde

Port Glasgow is the second largest town in the Inverclyde council area of Scotland. The population according to the 1991 census for Port Glasgow was 19,426 persons and in the 2001 census was 16,617 persons. It is located immediately to the east of Greenock and was previously a burgh in the former county of Renfrew. The town was formed as a port for nearby Glasgow in 1668 and became Port Glasgow in 1775. Port Glasgow was home to dry docks and shipbuilding beginning in 1762.
Administrative CountyInverclyde
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS3274
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01475
Population16,617 (2001 census)

Other names by which Port Glasgow, Inverclyde has been known in the past

Glasgow ~ Glasgow Port ~ New Port Glasgow

Port Glasgow, Inverclyde in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Glasgow, Port, Renfrew. See PORT GLASGOW.

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