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West Dunbartonshire

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West Dunbartonshire
Image:ScotlandWestDunbartonshire.png
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 31st
159 km²
? %
Admin HQ:Dumbarton
ISO 3166-2:GB-WDU
ONS code:00QG
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 21st
93,378
587 / km²
Politics
West Dunbartonshire Council
http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Control:Labour
MPs:John McFall
MSPs:Jackie Baillie
Des McNulty

West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. Bordering onto Argyll and Bute, Stirling, East Dunbartonshire, the City of Glasgow, and Renfrewshire, it incorporates most of the old Dumbarton District Council and Clydebank District Council areas (indeed, the authority was initially called Dumbarton and Clydebank before the name was changed to West Dunbartonshire).

Note that the town is spelt Dumbarton (with an 'm'), but the region and former county are known as Dunbartonshire (with an 'n'). This anomaly in the spelling of the two variants originates from when the names were translated into English from the Gaelic Dn Breatainn (Dumbarton) and Siorrachd Dhn Bhreatainn (Dunbartonshire).

The area is essentially composed of three parts: the towns of Dumbarton and Clydebank and the Vale of Leven district.

West Dunbartonshire is administered from Dumbarton, although Clydebank is the largest town.

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