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East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

East Kilbride (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde an Ear) is a large suburban town in the South Lanarkshire council area of Scotland. It is also designated as Scotland's first new town on 6 May 1947. The area lies on high ground on the south side of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 miles southeast of Glasgow city centre and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire.
Post townGLASGOW[3]
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS6354
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01355 & 0141
Population73,796 (2001 census) est. 73,320 (2006)

Other names by which East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire has been known in the past

Kilbride ~ Kilbride East

East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kilbride, East, small town and par. with ry. sta., onW. border of Lanarkshire - par., 22,760 ac., pop. 3975; town, 12 miles S. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 1118; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. East Kilbride is an ancient place; it was made a burgh in the reign of Queen Anne. See EAST KILBRIDE.

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