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Smollett Fountain, Alexandria
Population 13,444 (2001 UK Census)
OS grid reference NS3980
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district G83
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • West Dunbartonshire
Scottish Parliament
  • Dumbarton
List of places
Coordinates: 55°59′N 4°35′W / 55.98°N 4.58°W / 55.98; -04.58

Alexandria (Scots: The Vale, Scottish Gaelic: Alexandria) is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The town is situated on the River Leven, four miles (6 km) north-west of Dumbarton.


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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