North Lanarkshire

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North Lanarkshire
North Lanrikshire
Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
North Lanarkshire in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of North LanarkshireNorth LanrikshireSiorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
Coat of arms
Official logo of North LanarkshireNorth LanrikshireSiorrachd Lannraig a Tuath
Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W / 55.829°N 3.922°W / 55.829; -3.922Coordinates: 55°49′44″N 3°55′19″W / 55.829°N 3.922°W / 55.829; -3.922
Admin HQ Motherwell
 • Body North Lanarkshire Council
 • Control Labour minority (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total 181.4 sq mi (469.9 km2)
Area rank Ranked 19th
Population (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total 340,000
 • Rank Ranked 4th
 • Density 1,870/sq mi (723/km2)
ONS code S12000044
ISO 3166 code GB-NLK

North Lanarkshire (Scots: North Lanrikshire; Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

The area was formed in 1996, largely made up from the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Motherwell and parts from the former Monklands District Council (1975–1996) as well as significant elements of Strathclyde Regional Council.

Principal towns (10,000+ in population)

Small towns and villages

North Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, located in Motherwell

Political composition


Party Councillors
Labour 33
SNP 31
Conservative 9
Independent 4


  1. ^ "North Lanarkshire Council -". 

External links

  • North Lanarkshire at Curlie (based on DMOZ)
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