River Clyde facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRiver Clyde (Gaelic: Abhainn Chluaidh)
The River Clyde at Glasgow's Broomielaw
|Counties||South Lanarkshire, Argyll, Ayrshire|
|Cities||Lanark, Glasgow, Bothwell, Greenock|
|Landmarks||Falls of Clyde (waterfalls), Bothwell Castle, Firth of Clyde|
|Source||Lowther Hills in South Lanarkshire|
|Mouth||Firth of Clyde|
|Length||176 km (109 mi)|
|Basin||4,000 km² (1,544 sq mi)|
It is the eighth-longest river in the United Kingdom, and the second-longest in Scotland. Traveling through the major city of Glasgow, it was an important river for shipbuilding and trade in the British Empire.
To the Romans, it was Clota, and in the early medieval Cumbric language, it was known as Clud or Clut, and was central to the Kingdom of Strathclyde (Teyrnas Ystrad Clut).
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