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    Glasgow Population and Size



Area (ha)

Area Changes

1791*66,000716Anderston to James Street/West Nile Street to Camlachie.
1831202,426883[Necropolis and Blythswood (1830)]
1846280,000 c.2,344Burghs of Anderston, Calton and Gorbals. Districts of Bridgeton, Parkhead Camlachie, Dennistoun, Garngad, Park, Woodside and North Kelvinside.
1872494,8242,442Districts of Keppochhill, Alexandra Parade and the new Glasgow University grounds.
1891658,0734,800Burghs of Govanhill, Crosshill, Pollokshields East, Pollokshields, Maryhill and Hillhead. [Districts of Mount Florida, Langside, Shawlands,  Kelvinside, Possilpark and Springburn. Coplawhill and rest of Gorbals (1878)]
1901761,7125,135[Bellahouston Park and Craigton (1896). Districts of Blackhill, Shawfield and the east end of Glasgow Green (1899)]
1912800,000 c.7,763Burghs of Govan, Partick, Pollokshaws. Districts of Shettleston, Tollcross, West of Govan, Cathcart, Newlands and West of Partick, Dawsholm, Temple and Knightswood.
19261,090,38011,942Districts of Lambhill, Millerston, Aikenhead, Mansewood, Kennishead, Carntyne, Cardonald, Robroyston, Nitshill, Hurlet, Crookston, Cardonald, Scotstoun, Yoker and Knightswood.
19381,127,8216,077Districts of Balmuildy, Auchinairn, Cardowan, Gartloch, Queenslie, Linn Park, Jenny Lind, Easterhouse, Darnley, Penilee, Drumry, Drumchapel and Summerston. [Districts of Hogganfield and Carntyne (1931)]
1975885,12920,235Burgh of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Mount Vernon, Baillieston.
1989698,89020,289Minor boundary changes.
1990690,42020,267Minor boundary changes.
1996616,43017,730Rutherglen and Cambuslang transferred to South Lanarkshire.

* Figures for 1300 to 1800 are estimates.

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