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Govan, Glasgow City

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Govan, Glasgow City

Govan is a district and former burgh now part of southwest City of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated 2.5 miles west of Glasgow city centre, on the south bank of the River Clyde, opposite the mouth of the River Kelvin and the district of Partick. According to medieval legend, Constantine, a 7th-century King of Strathclyde, founded a monastery under the rule of Columbanus in Govan.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyGlasgow City
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS5565
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141

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

Govan, town and par. with ry. sta., partly in Renfrewshire but chiefly in Lanarkshire -- par., 6733 ac., pop. 232,896; town (forming W. suburb of Glasgow), pop. 50,506; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. The town of Govan owes its prosperity to the shipbuilding industry.

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