Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire facts for kids
Smollett Fountain, Alexandria
|Alexandria shown within West Dunbartonshire|
|Population||13,444 (2001 UK Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
In 2001, the population of the town was 13,444. It is the largest town in the Vale of Leven, the others being Balloch, Bonhill, Jamestown and Renton; their combined population is over 20,000.
Alexandria sits on the former A82 main road between Glasgow and Loch Lomond. There are regular bus services on the route and the town has a railway station on the rail line between Balloch and Glasgow Queen Street.
The town is reputed to be the only UK town with a railway station and a pub in the middle of a roundabout. A. J. Cronin's uncle owned a pub in Bridge Street. Alexandria Library is located on Gilmour Street.
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