Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

Hamilton (Scots: Hamiltoun; Scottish Gaelic: Baile Hamaltan [ˈpalə ˈhaməl̪ˠt̪ʰan]) is a large town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It serves as the main administrative centre of the South Lanarkshire council area. It sits 10 miles (16 km) south-east of Glasgow, 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Edinburgh and 74 miles (120 km) north of Carlisle. It is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde at its confluence with the Avon Water. Hamilton is the county town of the historic county of Lanarkshire and the headquarters of the modern local authority of South Lanarkshire.

Hamilton
Town and administrative centre

Hamilton Town Centre
Hamilton
Location within South Lanarkshire
Area16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi) [1]
Population54,080 (mid-2016 est.)[2]
 Density3,318/km2 (8,590/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNS712557
 Edinburgh35 mi (56 km)
 London336 mi (541 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHAMILTON
Postcode districtML3
Dialling code01698
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55.777°N 4.039°W / 55.777; -4.039

The town itself has a population of around 55,000, which makes it the 8th largest settlement in Scotland. It forms a large urban area with nearby towns of Blantyre, Motherwell, Larkhall and Wishaw.