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Sutherland is a registration coonty, lieutenancy area an historic admeenistrative coonty o Scotland. It is nou athin the Hieland local govrenment area. In Gaelic the area is referred tae accordin tae its traditional areas: Dùthaich 'IcAoidh (NW), Asainte (Assynt), an Cataibh (East). Housomeivver, Cataibh will aften be heard uised as referrin tae the area as a whole.

The coonty toun, an anerlie burgh o the coonty, is Dornoch. Ither settlements include Bonar Bridge, Lairg, Brora, Durness, Embo, Tongue, Golspie, Helmsdale, Lochinver, Scourie an Kinlochbervie. The population of the coonty as at the 2001 Census wis 13,466.

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Coordinates: 58°15′N 4°30′W / 58.250°N 4.500°W / 58.250; -4.500