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River Clyde (Gaelic: Abhainn Chluaidh)
River
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The River Clyde at Glasgow's Broomielaw
Country Scotland
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
 - coordinates 55°24′4″N 3°39′10″W / 55.40111°N 3.65278°W / 55.40111; -3.65278
Mouth Firth of Clyde
 - coordinates 55°40′0″N 5°0′0″W / 55.666667°N 5°W / 55.666667; -5
Length 176 km (109 mi)
Basin 4,000 km² (1,544 sq mi)

The River Clyde (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Chluaidh, Scots: Clyde Watter, or Watter o Clyde) is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.

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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