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Strathclyde, Scotland

Strathclyde The largest region in Scotland, Strathclyde includes the former independent counties of Argyll or Argyllshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran.

Strathclyde covers an area of 5,367 square miles and has a population of 2,500,000 (half the population of Scotland).

The main city in the region is Glasgow with other major towns being Paisley, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Clydebank, Hamilton, Coatbridge and Prestwick.

Natural features of the region include the river Clyde, once home to a mighty shipbuilding industry, part of Loch Lomond, the islands of Arran, Bute and Mull.

Products from the area come from tourism, dairy, pig and poultry farming, shipbuilding, engineering and oil related services.

One famous son of the region is David Livingstone, the famous 19th Century explorer.

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