River Clyde

The River Clyde (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Chluaidh, pronounced [ˈavɪɲ ˈxl̪ˠuəj], Scots: Clyde Watter, or Watter o Clyde) is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. It is the ninth-longest river in the United Kingdom, and the third-longest in Scotland. It runs through the major city of Glasgow. Historically, it was important to the British Empire because of its role in shipbuilding and trade. To the Romans, it was Clota,[3] and in the early medieval Cumbric language, it was known as Clud or Clut. It was central to the Kingdom of Strathclyde (Teyrnas Ystrad Clut).

River Clyde
The River Clyde running through the city of Glasgow
Council areasSouth Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Argyll and Bute
Physical characteristics
SourceLowther Hills in South Lanarkshire
  locationSouth Lanarkshire, Scotland
  coordinates55°24′23.8″N 3°39′8.9″W
MouthFirth of Clyde
Inverclyde, Argyll, Scotland
55°40′46.3″N 4°58′16.7″W
Length170 km (110 mi)[1]
Basin size4,000 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
Basin features
Official nameInner Clyde Estuary
Designated5 September 2000
Reference no.1036[2]

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