Gouan

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Gouan
Govan Town Hall.jpg
Govan Burgh Hall
Gouan is located in Scotland
Gouan
Gouan
Location within Scotland
OS grid referenceNS555655
• Edinburgh45 mi (72 km) E
• Lunnon346 mi (557 km) SSE
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glesga
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounGLASGOW
Postcode destrictG51
Diallin code0141
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
UK
Scotland
55°51′41″N 4°18′30″W / 55.8615°N 4.3083°W / 55.8615; -4.3083Coordinates: 55°51′41″N 4°18′30″W / 55.8615°N 4.3083°W / 55.8615; -4.3083

Gouan (/ˈɡʌvən/ GUV-ən;Inglis: Govan, Scots Gaelic: Baile a' Ghobhainn) is a destrict an umwhile burgh nou pairt o soothwast Glesga, Scotland. It is 2.5 mile (4.0 km) bewast Glesga ceety centre, on the sooth bank o the Clyde, fornent the mooth o the Kelvin an the destrict o Pairtick.

By a medieval legend's wey o it, Constantine, a 7t-centurie CE Keeng o Strathclyde, foondit a monastery unner the rule o Columbanus in Govan. In the Middle Ages, Govan wis the steid o a ferry that linkit the area wi Pairtick for seasonal cattle drovers. In the 1800s an 1900s, textile mills an coal minin wis important; in the early 1900s shipbiggin emerged as Govan's heid industrie. In 1864, Govan gained burgh status, an wis Scotland's fift lairgest burgh. It wis incorporatit intae the ciety o Glesgae in 1912.[1] Houanivver, the fowk o Govan aften proclaims tae be Govanites first an Glesga fowk seicont an whan spiert "Are you frae Glesga?", replys wi "Naw, A cum fae Govan" yet.[2]

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  1. Reevel Alderson (7 August 2012). "How Glasgow annexed Govan and Partick 100 years ago". BBC News. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. acumfaegovan Acumfaegovan.

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