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Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

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Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

Airdrie is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It lies on a plateau roughly 400 ft (130 m) above sea level, and is approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Glasgow city centre. Airdrie forms part of a conurbation with its neighbour Coatbridge, in the former district known as the Monklands. As of 2006, the town had a population of 36,853.
Post townAirdrie
Administrative CountyNorth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS7665
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01236

Other names by which Airdrie, North Lanarkshire has been known in the past

Airde Reidh

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

Airdrie.-- parl. and mun. burgh and market town, New Monkland par., NE. Lanarkshire, 11 miles E. of Glasgow and 385 miles from London by rail, pop. 13,363; extensive coal and ironworks; the "blackband" ironstone is peculiar to the district; paper-making and cotton-weaving are carried on. It unites with Falkirk, Hamilton, Lanark, and Linlithgow in returning 1 member to Parliament; 5 Banks, 1 newspaper.Market-day, Tuesday.

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