North Lanarkshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.
Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
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|Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W|
|• Body||North Lanarkshire Council|
|• Control||Labour minority (council NOC)|
|• Total||181.4 sq mi (469.9 km2)|
|Area rank||Ranked 19th|
|• Rank||Ranked 4th|
|• Density||1,900/sq mi (720/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-NLK|
The area was formed in 1996, from the districts (within Strathclyde region) of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Motherwell, and Monklands, as well as part of the Strathkelvin district (Chryston and Auchinloch), which operated between 1975 and 1996. As a new single-tier authority, North Lanarkshire became responsible for all functions previously performed by both the regional council and the district councils.
Principal towns (10,000+ in population)
|Ward Number||Ward Name||2017 Population|
|5||Stepps, Chryston and Muirhead||11,623|
|6||Gartcosh, Glenboig and Moodiesburn||13,438|
|16||Mossend and Holytown||12,799|
|19||Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig||20,146|
Small towns and villages
- Garrion Bridge
- New Stevenston
- "2017 Wards: Boundaries, population and household numbers". North Lanarkshire Council. 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- "North Lanarkshire Council -". mars.northlanarkshire.gov.uk.