Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire

Alexandria is a city in the Scottish Region West Dunbartonshire on the banks of Loch Lomond. The city is situated on Leven about six kilometers north of Dumbarton and 25 kilometers north- west of Glasgow.

History

The city was founded at the beginning of the 18th century. From the year 1836 combined a bridge over the Leven Alexandria Bonhill. The city grew with industrialization, with settled the textile industry among others, and was 1905-1913 location of Argyll Motors Company, which operated there the largest automobile manufacturing base in Europe. Since 1966, the Loch Lomond Distillery Company operates the distillery Loch Lomond Alexandria. In 2001, Alexandria recorded 13,444 inhabitants.

Traffic

Alexandria is located on the A82, which connects Glasgow with Inverness. There are regular trains to Glasgow and Dumbarton, which makes the city attractive for commuters.

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