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Lanrik
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Lanrik High Street, August 2006
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Coat o Arms o the Ryal Burgh o Lanrik
Lanrik is locatit in Scotland
Lanrik
Lanrik
Location within Scotland
Population8,253 [1]
OS grid referenceNS8843
• Edinburgh29 12 miles (47.5 km)
• Lunnon325 miles (523 km)
Cooncil aurie
Lieutenancy aurie
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounLANARK
Postcode destrictML11
Diallin code01555
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°40′30″N 3°46′37″W / 55.674903°N 3.777019°W / 55.674903; -3.777019Coordinates: 55°40′30″N 3°46′37″W / 55.674903°N 3.777019°W / 55.674903; -3.777019

Lanrik (Scots Gaelic: Lannraig, Inglis: Lanark) is a smaw toun in the central belt o Scotland. It haes 8,253 indwallers makkin it the 100t mukkilest toun in Scotland. The origin o the name is British (Cumbric Lanerc, Welsh Llanerch) meinin "glade"[2].

Lanrik wis the coontie toun o the umwhyl coontie o Lanrikshire. For monie yeir, houaniver, Hamiltoun wis the coontie toun afore the makkin o Strathclyde. It haes a lang historie, auld tradeitions, an sum fine pairks an biggins. Lanrik railwey station an coach station haes frequent services ti Glesga. Thar isna ower mukkil industrie in Lanrik an sum dwallers commute for ti wirk in Glesga an Edinburgh. Its shaps serr the local fermin communitie an surroondin veilages. Thar is a mukkil modren lyvstock auction mercat on the ootskirts o the toun.

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  1. "Area Profiles". Scotland's Census 2011. National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  2. Scottish place names, W. F. H. Nicolaisen, p.164, 172, London, 1976