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Population  3,348  (2008 est.)
Country  Scotland
Post town  CLACKMANNAN
Local time  Monday 9:42 AM
Council area  Clackmannanshire
OS grid reference  NS911919
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  FK10
Dialling code  01259
Lieutenancy area  Clackmannanshire
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Weather  6°C, Wind S at 6 km/h, 91% Humidity
Scottish parliament  Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
UK parliament constituency  Ochil and South Perthshire

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Clackmannan ( listen ; Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn, meaning "Stone of Manau"), is a small town and civil parish set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. Situated within the Forth Valley, Clackmannan is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-east of Alloa and 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south of Tillicoultry. The town is within the county of Clackmannanshire, of which it was formerly the county town, until Alloa overtook it in size and importance. According to a 2009 estimate the population of the settlement of Clackmannan is 3,348 residents.

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Map of Clackmannan, UK

Morning drive through alva clackmannanshire central scotland


History

The name of the town refers to the Stone of Mannan, a pre-Christian monument that can be seen in the town square beside the Tollbooth Tower, which dates from 1592.

During the 12th century, the area formed part of the lands controlled by the abbots of Cambuskenneth. Later it became associated with the Bruce family, who, during the 14th century, built a strategic tower-house. It still stands above the town according to Historic Scotland, but entry is forbidden (because of subsidence).

A crater on asteroid 253 Mathilde is named after Clackmannan. Because Mathilde is a dark, carbonaceous body, its craters have been named after famous coalfields from across the world.

The Clackmannan Group is the name given to a suite of rocks of late Dinantian and Namurian age laid down during the Carboniferous period in the Midland Valley of Scotland.

References

Clackmannan Wikipedia


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