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Renfrew

[ren-froo] /ˈrɛn fru/
noun
1.
a historic county in SW Scotland.
Also called Renfrewshire
[ren-froo-sheer, -sher] /ˈrɛn fruˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
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Renfrewshire

/ˈrɛnfruːʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
a council area of W central Scotland, on the River Clyde W of Glasgow: corresponds to part of the historical county of Renfrewshire; part of Strathclyde region from 1975 to 1996: agricultural and residential, with clothing and manufacturing industries in Paisley. Administrative centre: Paisley. Pop: 170 980 (2003 est). Area: 261 sq km (101 sq miles)
2.
a former county of W central Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde: became part of Strathclyde region in 1975; now covered by the council areas of Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, and Inverclyde

Renfrew

/ˈrɛnfruː/
noun
1.
an industrial town in W central Scotland, in Renfrewshire, W of Glasgow. Pop: 20 251 (2001)
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Renfrewshire

council area and historic county, west-central Scotland, stretching along the south bank of the River Clyde in the north and along the shore of the Firth of Clyde in the west. It encompasses largely urbanized lowlands along the River Clyde and hills in the south and west. The council area lies entirely within the historic county of the same name, which covers a much larger area including the council areas of Inverclyde and East Renfrewshire.

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Renfrew

royal burgh (town), Renfrewshire council area and historic county, southwestern Scotland, located in the northwest portion of the Glasgow metropolitan area near the right bank of the River Clyde. In 1164 Somerled, lord of the Western (Scottish) Isles, was defeated and killed there by the Scottish monarch Malcolm IV. A burgh in the 12th century, it received its charter in 1396. It is the historic county town (seat) of Renfrewshire. The development of steel and shipbuilding industries brought rapid growth during the 19th century, but these industries had disappeared by the late 20th century. Modern industries include electronics, the manufacture of plastics and composites, and a large boilermaking works. Pop. (2004 est.) 20,150.

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