council area in Scotland

Renfrewshire (/ˈrɛnfrʃɪər, -ʃər/) (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland.

Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Coat of arms of Renfrewshire
Coordinates: 55°49′47″N 4°32′34″W / 55.829858°N 4.542838°W / 55.829858; -4.542838
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryScotland
Lieutenancy areaRenfrewshire
Admin HQPaisley
 • BodyRenfrewshire Council
 • ControlSNP minority (council NOC)
 • ProvostLorraine Cameron
 • Council LeaderIain Nicolson (SNP)
 • MPs

(SNP - Paisley and Renfrewshire South)

(SNP - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
 • MSPs

(SNP - Paisley)

(SNP - Renfrewshire South)

(Independent (Suspended from SNP) - Renfrewshire North and West)
 • Total101.0 sq mi (261.5 km2)
 • RankRanked 24th
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total175,900
 • RankRanked 10th
 • Density1,700/sq mi (670/km2)
ONS codeS12000038
ISO 3166 codeGB-RFW

It is located in the west central Lowlands. It is one of three council areas contained within the boundaries of the historic county of Renfrewshire, the others being East Renfrewshire to the east and Inverclyde to the west.

It also shares borders with Glasgow, North Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire, and lies on the southern bank of the River Clyde.

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