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Coordinates: 56°15′00″N 3°12′00″W / 56.25000°N 3.20000°W / 56.25000; -3.20000Coordinates: 56°15′00″N 3°12′00″W / 56.25000°N 3.20000°W / 56.25000; -3.20000
Admin HQGlenrothes
(umwhile Cupar)[1]
 • BodiFife Cooncil
 • ControlSNP + Lab (cooncil NOC)
 • MPsDouglas Chapman
Stephen Gethins
Peter Grant
Lesley Laird
 • MSPsAnnabelle Ewing
Jenny Gilruth
Willie Rennie
Shirley-Anne Somerville
David Torrance
 • Total1325 km2 (512 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 13t
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total370,300
 • RankRankit 3rd
 • Density279/km2 (720/sq mi)
ONS codeS12000015
ISO 3166 codeGB-FIF

Fife (Scots Gaelic: Fìobh) is aen o the 32 cooncil areas o Scotland. It liys atween the Firth o Tay an the Firth o Forth. It's a tradietional coontie o Scotland, an a lieutenancie area tui.

Fife wis aen o the Pectish kinriks an is ey kent as the Kinrik o Fife. Fife maistliyk taks its naem frae Fib or Fif, a 7t centurie Pectish king. He wis aen o the seivin sons o Cruithne, a warrior king at ruled ower a wiyd erria o auncient Scotland.

Frae 1975 til 1996 Fife wis sindert intil thrie destriks: Dunfaurlin, Kirkcaudie, an North-Eist Fife. Sin 1996 the wark o thae destrik cooncils haes been cairrit oot bi Fife Cooncil.

Touns an vielages

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Cupar tuik ower as coontie toun frae The Crail in the aerlie 13t centurie. Glenrothes haes been the heidtoun sin 1975. Fife's thrie mukkil touns is – Kirkcaudie, Dunfaurlin an Glenrothes. Gaun bi the 2006 estimate, Kirkcaudie is the maist biggest, wi aboot 48,108 fowk biydan thaerawa.[2] The biggest sattilment bi erria is Glenrothes.

The niest mukkil touns bi population is St Andras, Dawgety Bay, Rosyth, Methil an Coudenbeith.

The laev o Fife is maed up o smauer touns lik

an vielages lik Kinglassie, Kinghorn, Elie, Auchtertool, Crossgates an Bingry.


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  1. Complete Atlas of the British Isles. Readers' Digest. 1965. p. 218.
  2. "Population Estimates for Towns and Villages in Fife" (PDF). Fife Council. Mairch 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2009. [deid airtin]

Cooncil areas o Scotland
naitional Banner o Scotland

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