Greenock

Greenock (/ˈɡrnək/ (listen); Scots: Greenock; Scottish Gaelic: Grianaig, pronounced [ˈkɾʲiənɛkʲ]) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It forms part of a contiguous urban area with Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east.

Greenock
Town and administrative centre

View northwest over Greenock and the River Clyde, with Caribbean Princess at Greenock Ocean Terminal
Greenock
Location within Inverclyde
Area12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi) [1]
Population41,280 (mid-2020 est.)[2]
 Density3,250/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNS275764
 London360 mi (580 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGREENOCK
Postcode districtPA15, PA16
Dialling code01475
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55.950°N 4.765°W / 55.950; -4.765

The 2011 UK Census showed that Greenock had a population of 44,248, a decrease from the 46,861 recorded in the 2001 UK Census. It lies on the south bank of the Clyde at the "Tail of the Bank" where the River Clyde deepens into the Firth of Clyde.


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