Dumbairton

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Coordinates: 55°57′00″N 4°34′00″W / 55.95°N 4.566667°W / 55.95; -4.566667

Dumbarton
Scots Gaelic: Dùn Breatann[1]
Dumbarton is locatit in Scotland
Dumbarton
Dumbarton

 Dumbarton shown within Scotland
Population 20,527 [2] (2001 census)
est. 19,990[3] (2006)
OS grid reference NS397759
    - Edinburgh  54 mi (87 km) E 
    - Lunnon  356 mi (574 km) SSE 
Cooncil aurie Wast Dunbairtonshire
Lieutenancy aurie Dunbairtonshire
Kintra Scotland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun DUMBARTON
Postcode destrict G82
Diallin code 01389
Polis
Fire
Ambulance Scots
EU Pairlament Scotland
UK Pairlament West Dunbairtonshire
Scottish Parliament Dumbairton
Leet o places
UK
Scotland

Dumbairton (Inglis: Dumbarton, Scots Gaelic: Dùn Breatainn) is a toun in Wast Dunbartonshire in Scotland. The toun ligs oan the north bank o the River Clyde whaur the River Leven flowes intil the Firth o Clyde. In 2006, it haed aboot 19,990 indwallers.[3]

The nam, whilk wis umwhyl spelt Dunbairton, cums frae the Scots Gaelic Dùn Breatainn meinin "fort o the Britons". Dumbairton Castil, liggin oan the tap o Dumbarton Rock, keppit a watch ower the aurie. Dumbairton wis a Ryal burgh atwein 1222 an 1975.[4] It wis the heidtoun o the aunshint Kingrik o Strathclyde an wis the centur o govrenance fur the umwhyl coontie o Dunbaritonshire anaw.

Frae the nynteent yeirhunder the toun wis a centur fur ship-biggin, gless-makkin an whiskie-makkin. Thir industries hae syn dwyn'd, an Dumbairton is mair an mair a commuter toun fur Glesga, 13 mile eist-sooth-eist.

Dumbairton haes a fitbaa team, cried Dumbarton F.C.

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  1. "Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland". Gaelicplacenames.org. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. "Comparative Population Profile: Dumbarton Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Publications and Data". General Record Office for Scotland. 
  4. "Vision of Britain".  Accessed on 12 Sept 2011