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Glenrothes(glĕnrŏth`əs), town (1991 pop. 33,639), Fife, E Scotland, on the Leven River. Glenrothes was designated one of the new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
..... Click the link for more information. in 1948 to provide housing, community services, and increased social and economic diversity for an expanding mining area. In 1961 the Glenrothes colliery closed. The town is intended to relieve overpopulation in 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. . Its industries include light and electronic engineering, computers, plastics, and food processing.
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a new town in E central Scotland, the administrative centre of Fife: founded in 1948. Pop.: 38 679 (2001)
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