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- This article is about the former administrative region. For other uses see Strathclyde (disambiguation).
 The Region
It was the region with the largest land area in the country, with a population in excess of 2 million and an area stretching from the Highlands to the Southern Uplands. The politics of the region were by and large dominated by the Labour Party. The largest city was Glasgow.
 Sub-regions and Districts
There were 19 districts within Strathclyde Region which lay within 6 sub-regions:
Argyll Sub-region (also known as Argyll and Bute)
- Argyll (also known as Argyll and Bute)
 The modern unitary authorities in the former Strathclyde Region
The regional tier of government was abolished in 1996 and its responsibilities merged with the District Councils to create unitary authorities (of which there are 32 in Scotland). The following Unitary Authorities cover parts of the former Strathclyde Region:
- Argyll and Bute
- East Ayrshire
- East Dunbartonshire
- East Renfrewshire
- City of Glasgow
- North Ayrshire
- North Lanarkshire
- South Ayrshire
- South Lanarkshire
- West Dunbartonshire
Some local services which used to be run by the regional council are now run jointly by its successor authorities. These include the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Authority, the Strathclyde Police Force, and the Strathclyde Fire Brigade.
- Note 1: Strathclyde was a Brythonic kingdom, while Argyll was the heartland of the Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata having been taken over, probably from Picts. Bute and Arran were Brythonic until appropriated by Dál Riata, then by Scandinavians. See Scottish people.cs:Strathclyde