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East Kilbride(kĭlbrīd`), town (1991 pop. 70,454), South Lanarkshire, S central Scotland. Established in 1946 under the New Towns Act to absorb the growing population of GlasgowGlasgow
, city (1991 pop. 688,500) and council area, S central Scotland, on the river Clyde. Glasgow is Scotland's leading seaport and largest city and is the center of the great Clydeside industrial belt.
..... Click the link for more information. , East Kilbride has engineering works and manufactures automobile and aircraft engines, textiles, and electronic equipment. A center for engineering research was established there. The town also bottles milk.
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a town in W Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow: designated a new town in 1947. Pop.: 73 796 (2001)
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