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Fife
Fìobha
Fife in Scotland.svg
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 HQ Glenrothes
(umwhile Cupar)[1]
Govrenment
 • Bouk Fife Cooncil
 • Control SNP + Lab (cooncil NOC)
 • MPs Douglas Chapman
Stephen Gethins
Peter Grant
Lesley Laird
 • MSPs Annabelle Ewing
Jenny Gilruth
Willie Rennie
Shirley-Anne Somerville
David Torrance
Aurie
 • Total 1,325 km2 (512 sq mi)
Aurie rank Ranked 13t
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Tot 370,300
 • Rank Rankit 3rd
 • Density 279/km2 (720/sq mi)
ONS code S12000015
ISO 3166 code GB-FIF
Wabsteid www.fife.gov.uk

Fife (Scots Gaelic: Fìobh) is ane o the 32 cooncil auries o Scotland. It ligs atwein the Firth o Tay an the Firth o Forth. It is a tradeitional coontie o Scotland, an a lieutenancie aurie tae.

Fife wis ane o the Pectish kingriks an is aye kent as the Kingrik o Fife. Fife maistlyk taks its name frae Fib or Fif, a 7t centurie Pectish keeng. He wis ane o the seivin sons o Cruithne, a warrior keeng that ruled ower a wyd aurie o auncient Scotland.

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

Touns an veilages[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 ar – Kirkcaldy, Dunfaurlin an Glenrothes. Gaun bi the 2006 estimate, Kirkcaldy is the mukkilest, wi aboot 48,108 indwallers.[2] The mukkilest sattilment bi aurie is Glenrothes. The next mukkil touns b population ar St Andras, Dawgety Bay, Rosyth, Methil an Coudenbaith. The lave o Fife is made up o smawer touns sic as Inverkeithin, Kincairdine, Ainster, Lochgelly, Bruntisland, Leevin, Neeburgh, Tayport an Cupar an veilages sic as Kinglassie, Kinghorn, Elie, Auchtertool, Crossgates an Bingry.

Referenses[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Complete Atlas of the British Isles. Readers' Digest. 1965. p. 218. 
  2. "Population Estimates for Towns and Villages in Fife" (PDF). Fife Council. 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-17.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)[deid airtin]


 
Cooncil auries o Scotland
naitional Banner o Scotland

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