Dumfries an Gallowa

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Dumfries an Gallowa
Dumfries and Galloway
Dùn Phris is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh
Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.svg
Admin HQDumfries
 • BodiDumfries an Gallowa Cooncil
 • ControlInd + Lab (cooncil NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total6,426 km2 (2,481 sq mi)
Aurie rankRanked 3rd
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Tot149,500
 • RankRankit 13th
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
ONS codeS12000006
ISO 3166 codeGB-DGY

Dumfries an Gallowa (Inglis: Dumfries and Galloway; Scots Gaelic: Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh is ane o the 32 cooncil auries o Scotland.

History an geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dumfries an Gallowa wis ane o the nine admeenistrative regions o mainland Scotland made in 1975 bi the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1973. The regions o Scotland wis abolisht bi the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 an Dumfries an Gallowa becam ane o the new cooncil auries in 1996.

Dumfries an Gallowa is mad-up o a whein o sub-auries an umwhile coonties. Fra wast til east thir is:

The name Dumfries an Gallowa his been uised syne at least the 19t century - bi 1911 the three coontys hid a shirradom unner that name. Dumfries an Gallowa kivers maist o the wastren aurie o the Soothren Uplands an inhauds Scotland's maist soothren pynt, at the Mull o Gallowa.

Til the north, the cooncil borders Sooth Ayrshire, East Ayrshire an Sooth Lanrikshire; in the east the Mairches; an til the sooth the coonty o Cumbria in Ingland. It lies til the north o the Solway Firth an til the east o the Erse Sie.

Touns, veelages, an pairishes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main sattlements is in bauld.

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Cooncil auries o Scotland
naitional Banner o Scotland

Ceitie o Aiberdeen | Aiberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll an Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries an Gallowa | Ceitie o Dundee | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | East Lowden | East Renfrewshire | Ceitie o Edinburgh | Fawkirk | Fife | Ceitie o Glesga | Hieland | Inverclyde | The Mairches | Midlowden | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanrikshire | Ooter Hebrides (Wastren Isles) | Orkney | Perth an Kinross | Renfrewshire | Shetland | Sooth Ayrshire | Sooth Lanrikshire | Stirlin | Wast Dunbartonshire | Wast Lowden