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Govan Town Hall.jpg
Govan Burgh Hall
Gouan is locatit in Scotland
Gouan shawn within Scotland
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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 situatit 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wast o Glesga ceety centre, on the sooth bank o the River Clyde, opposite the mooth o the River Kelvin an the destrict o Partick.

Accordin tae medieval legend, Constantine, a 7t-hunderyear Keeng o Strathclyde, foondit a monastery unner the rule o Columbanus in Govan. Durin the Middle Ages, Govan wis the steid o a ferry which linkit the aurie wi Partick for seasonal cattle drovers. In the 18h an 19t hunderyears, textile mills an coal minin wur important; in the early 19t hunderyear shipbiggin emergit as Govan's principal industry. In 1864, Govan gained burgh status, an wis Scotland's fift lairgest burgh. It wis incorporatit intae the ceety o Glesgae in 1912.[1] Housomejivver, the fowk o Govan aften proclaim tae be Govanites first an Gleswegians seicont an when askit "Are you frae Glesga?", still reply wi "Naw, Acumfaegovan" (No, I come frae Govan).[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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