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County of Lanark
until circa 1890
Lanarkshire Traditional.png
Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 9th
574,439 acres (2325 km²)
County town Hamilton
Chapman code LKS

Lanarkshire, officially the County of Lanark (Scots: Coontie o Lanrickshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig), was formerly a county of Scotland.

It was bounded to the north by Stirlingshire and a detached portion of Dunbartonshire, to the northeast by Stirlingshire, West Lothian, to the east by Peeblesshire, to the southeast and south by Dumfriesshire, to the southwest by Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire and to the west by Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire. Lanark, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Blantyre, Cambuslang, Rutherglen and Carluke are the towns of Lanarkshire.[1]

Lanarkshire was for some purposes treated as three separate counties—the upper, middle and lower wards—until the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.

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Local government

In 1975, the county council was superseded by the Strathclyde region, which itself was superseded by unitary authorities in 1996. Lanarkshire is now covered by the council areas of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire,

North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire have a joint board for valuation and electoral registration. There is also a joint health board, which does not cover Rutherglen and the surrounding area in South Lanarkshire. Without the northern portion of North Lanarkshire, this is also a Lieutenancy area.

Geography

Events

Lanarkshire has been announced as the host of the International Children's Games in 2011.

Rivers

References

  1. ^ http://www.abcounties.co.uk/counties/list.htm. Association of British Counties. Retrieved on 2009-09-04.

Coordinates: 55°35′N 3°50′W / 55.583°N 3.833°W / 55.583; -3.833

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