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West Dunbartonshire

Wast Dunbairtonshire
Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann an Iar
Coat of arms of West Dunbartonshire
Coat of arms
Official logo of West Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire in Scotland.svg
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Lieutenancy area Dunbartonshire
Admin HQ Dumbarton
 • Body West Dunbartonshire Council
 • Total 61.3 sq mi (158.8 km2)
Area rank Ranked 31st
 • Total 89,130
 • Rank Ranked 26th
 • Density 1,453.7/sq mi (561.27/km2)
ONS code S12000039
ISO 3166 code GB-WDU

West Dunbartonshire (Scots: Wast Dunbairtonshire; Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann an Iar) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. The area lies to the west of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's commuter towns and villages. West Dunbartonshire also borders Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Stirling.

The area was formed on 1 April 1996 from part of the former Strathclyde Region, namely the entire district of Clydebank, and the Dumbarton district less the Helensburgh area. In the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 that created the council area its name was Dumbarton and Clydebank; however the council, elected as a shadow authority in 1995, resolved to change the name of the area to West Dunbartonshire.

The West Dunbartonshire area is essentially composed of three parts: the towns of Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven District. The council is administered from 16 Church Street in Dumbarton (the old Dumbarton Burgh Hall), although Clydebank is the largest town.

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