With successful port business and the following Industrial Revolution, Glasgow became the prominent city in Scotland.
Once ship building was getting to heavens and thus it became a major city for its ship manufacturing. But in the recent years all those history of successful ship building were at loss. This enormous decline led to deep economic and social crisis. But due to its splendour as a tourist destination it regains its place among the leading cities in UK.
Located on the River Clyde, Glasgow stands as a stunning attraction and at the same time it is the populous city on Scotland. With a total area of 175.1 Sq. Km it is positioned on the hilly landscape formed by the marine deposits and drumlins. Its area was extended several times and many places were added under it and some of them are Anderston, Bridgeton, Calton, Gorbals, Kelvin grove, Woodside, Govanhill, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Mary hill, Pollok shields, Cathcart, Govan, Patrick and Pollokshaws. Thus with its large coverage of area the city stands top among the other cities of UK.