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Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

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Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

Coatbridge (Scots: Cotbrig or Coatbrig, Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid a' Chòta) is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 10 miles east of Glasgow city centre, set in the central Lowlands. The town, with neighbouring Airdrie, is part of the Greater Glasgow urban area. While the earliest known settlement of the area dates back to the Stone Age era, the founding of the town can be traced to the 12th century when a Royal Charter was granted to the Monks of Newbattle Abbey by King Malcolm IV.
Administrative CountyNorth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS7265
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01236
Population41,170 (2001 Census)

Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Coatbridge, town with ry. sta., Old Monkland par., N. Lanarkshire, 8¾ miles E. of Glasgow, 34 miles SW. of Edinburgh, and 385 miles NW. of London, pop. 17,500; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks; stands in a district rich in minerals, and is the centre of the iron trade of Scotland. In the neighbourhood are numerous blast furnaces, including those of Gartsherrie. Summerlee, Dundyvan, Langloan, and Calder. All the heavier metallurgical industries -- malleable iron, iron-wire, and tin-plates -- are extensively prosecuted.

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