Fife

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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 HQGlenrothes
(umwhile Cupar)[1]
Govrenment
 • 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
Area
 • Total1325 km2 (512 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 13t
Population
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total370,300
 • RankRankit 3rd
 • Density279/km2 (720/sq mi)
ONS codeS12000015
ISO 3166 codeGB-FIF
Websitewww.fife.gov.uk

Fife (Scots Gaelic: Fìobh) is ane o the 32 cooncil areas o Scotland. It ligs atwein the Firth o Tay an the Firth o Forth. It is a tradeitional coontie o Scotland, an a lieutenancie area 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 king. He wis ane o the seivin sons o Cruithne, a warrior king that ruled ower a wyd area 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 area 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. Mairch 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2009.[deid airtin]


 
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