City of Glasgow is the
most populous unitary authority area in Scotland.
It is situated on the River Clyde in the west central lowlands of Scotland. The people of
Glasgow are known as Glaswegians. Glasgow was once known as the "Second
City of the British Empire" and
had a population of over one million people. During the Industrial
Revolution Glasgow established itself as a major transatlantic trading
port with the Clyde the world's pre-eminent shipbuilding centre
building many famous vessels such as the Queen Elizabeth and Queen
Mary. Today Glasgow has Scotland's largest and most economically
important commerce and retail sector. It is one of Europe's top 16
financial centres and home to many of the country's leading businesses.
Glasgow is the second most popular tourist destination in Scotland after the capital Edinburgh