Glasgow is approximately 593,000 inhabitants, the largest city in Scotland and to London and Birmingham, the third largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is one of the 32 Unitary Authoritys in Scotland and is located in the southwest of the country on the River Clyde. In the late 19th and early 20 Century Glasgow had more than one million inhabitants. In the Greater Glasgow Urban Area 1.7505 million inhabitants live.
Glasgow is in contrast to the Scottish capital Edinburgh as a “working-class city”. In Glasgow there are a cathedral dating from the 12th Century and four universities (University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland) and the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama).
For millennia, humans have settled on the present site of Glasgow, the Clyde offered a perfect opportunity to catch fish. 80 AD settled the Romans the place, probably at that time Cathures said. Later, the Romans built around 140 AD, the Antonine Wall, the remains are still visible in Glasgow, to the Roman Britain from Celtic and Pictish Caledonia to separate. Glasgow itself was the Christian missionary Saint Mungo (also known as Saint Kentigern) in the 6th Century was founded. At the site of the present cathedral he built a church, and in the following years Glasgow became a religious center. The St. Mungo promised miracle can still be found on the coat of arms.
In the 1990s Glasgow has recovered steadily from its demise. The city has invested in the last 15 to 20 years, large sums of money for the renovation and restoration of a variety of buildings. Through this effort, the quality of life in the city has increased noticeably. Glasgow in 1990, it was surprisingly the 6th European Capital of Culture (not London or Edinburgh) and received the 1999 Architecture and Design Award. 2003 Glasgow was European Capital of Sport. After the structural change from a more industrial city, Glasgow has a modern cultural and congress center with many different events. These include areas such as science fiction world-Con “Intersection” 1995 and “Interaction” in 2005 with 4,000 participants. Tourism, sporting events and large conferences shape the image of modern Glasgow.