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North Lanarkshire
North Lanrikshire
Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
Logo Coat of arms
Logo Coat of arms
Location
North Lanarkshire in Scotland.svg
Geography
Area Ranked
 - Total
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Motherwell
ISO 3166-2 GB-NLK
ONS code S12000044
Demographics
Population Ranked
 - Total (2006)
 - Density
Politics
North Lanarkshire Council
Control  
MPs * Phil Boswell (SNP, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
  • Marion Fellows (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw)
  • Neil Gray (SNP, Airdrie and Shotts)
  • Stuart McDonald (SNP, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
MSPs * Jamie Hepburn (SNP, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth)
  • Richard Lyle (SNP, Uddingston and Bellshill)
  • Alex Neil (SNP, Airdrie and Shotts)
  • Clare Adamson (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw)
  • Fulton MacGregor (SNP, Coatbridge and Chryston)
Scotland

North Lanarkshire (Scots: North Lanrikshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

The area was formed in 1996, largely made up from the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Motherwell and parts from the former Monklands District Council (1975-1996) as well as significant elements of Strathclyde Regional Council.

Principal towns (10,000+ in population)

Small towns and villages

Motherwell Civic Centre - geograph.org.uk - 3045184
North Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, located in Motherwell
  • Allanton
  • Annathill
  • Auchinloch
  • Banton
  • Bargeddie
  • Birkenshaw
  • Bogside
  • Bonkle
  • Calderbank
  • Caldercruix
  • Cardowan
  • Carfin
  • Carnbroe
  • Chapelhall
  • Chryston
  • Cleland
  • Croy
  • Dullatur
  • Forrestfield
  • Garrion Bridge
  • Gartcosh
  • Glenboig
  • Glenmavis
  • Greengairs
  • Hareshaw
  • Harthill
  • Holytown
  • Longriggend
  • Luggiebank
  • Millerston
  • Mollinsburn
  • Moodiesburn
  • Morningside
  • Mossend
  • Muirhead
  • Murdostoun
  • Newarthill
  • Newhouse
  • Newmains
  • New Stevenston
  • Overtown
  • Plains
  • Queenzieburn
  • Ravenscraig
  • Riggend
  • Salsburgh
  • Shotts
  • Stand
  • Stepps
  • Tannochside
  • Viewpark
  • Wattston

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