Glasgow is a Scottish town in the West Central Lowlands, and the largest city in Scotland.
Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement to become one of the largest seaports and hubs of transatlantic trade in the world, and a major center of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century.
With the onset of the Industrial Revolution in 1760, Glasgow’s shipbuilding and marine engineering industries helped grow the city’s population and economy into one of the world's pre-eminent centers of heavy engineering. During the Victorian era and Edwardian period, Glasgow became known as the Second City of the British Empire.
Today Glasgow is a colorful and bustling business, artistic and cultural hub, and one of Europe's top ten financial centers. It is ranked #57 of the best places to live in the world.