Trivia Crack Answer: Glasgow
About the most populated city in Scotland, Glasgow
Glasgow is the most populated city in Scotland. Although Glasgow is not the capital of Scotland, it does have the highest population in the country. Nearly 600,000 people live in Glasgow, making it the most populated city in Scotland and the fourth most populated in the United Kingdom. It is also the most densely populated city in Scotland. Originally a rural town on a river, Glasgow became one of the largest ports in the United Kingdom. Its importance as a port and the establishment of the University of Glasgow made Glasgow a heavily populated and important city in Scotland. In the 1700s, Glasgow became one of the main ports for trade with the West Indies and America. Tobacco, cotton, sugar and other products were traded through this ports. In 1821, Glasgow became the most populated city in Scotland, passing Edinburgh. It would soon be one of the first cities in Europe to pass one million residents. Glasgow has a large theatre and retail district, as well as many other cultural venues. Population of Glasgow has declined over the last 60 years. In the 1950s, the population was over one million. However, after this many of the poorer areas of Glasgow were emptied, and their residents moved to ‘new towns, places specifically developed to try to fix overcrowding issues after WWII. Despite Glasgow’s drop in population, it is still the most populated city in Scotland.