Coatbridge

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Coordinates: 55°51′45″N 4°01′36″W / 55.8625°N 4.0266°W / 55.8625; -4.0266

Coatbridge
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid a' Chòta
Scots: Cotbrig[1] or Coatbrig[2]
Coatbridge coat arms.jpg
Coatbridge coat of arms
Coatbridge is located in North Lanarkshire
Coatbridge

 Coatbridge shown within North Lanarkshire
Area  6.818 sq mi (17.66 km2)
Population 41,170 (2001 Census)
    - Density  6,038 /sq mi (2,331 /km2)
OS grid reference NS730651
    - Edinburgh  33 mi (53 km) ENE 
    - London  341 mi (549 km) SSE 
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COATBRIDGE
Postcode district ML5
Dialling code 01236
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Scottish Parliament Coatbridge and Chryston
Central Scotland
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Coatbridge is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Today the town is a working class town near to Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. The town has also been described as "uniquely populated largely by people of Irish descent", meaning that there are many people from Irish families.[3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. The Online Scots Dictionary
  2. Scots Language Centre: Scottish Place Names in Scots
  3. Sport and the Contestation of Ethnic Identity: Football and Irishness in Scotland in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies - Joseph M. Bradley (2006) p.15