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Fife (Gaelic: Fìobh) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. It was originally one of the Pictish kingdoms, known as Fib, and is still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife within Scotland.

It is a lieutenancy area, and was a county of Scotland until 1975. It was very occasionally known by the anglification Fifeshire in old documents and maps compiled by English cartographers and authors. A person from Fife is known as a Fifer.

From 1975 to 1996 Fife was a local government region divided into three districts ” Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife. Since 1996 the functions of the district councils have been exercised by the unitary Fife Council.

Fife is Scotland's 3rd largest local authority area with a resident population of just over 350,000. Almost a third of the population live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

The historical town of St Andrews is located on the east coast of Fife. It is well known for one of the most ancient universities in Europe, and as the home of golf.

Locations within Fife:

Auchterderran
Auchtermuchty
Auchtertool
Backmuir of New Gilston
Ballingry
Balmerino
Balmullo
Blairhall
Boarhills
Cairneyhill
Cameron
Cameron Bridge
Cardenden
Carnbee
Ceres
Colinsburgh
Collessie
Cowdenbeath
Craigrothie
Crail
Crossford
Crossgates
Cupar
Donibristle
Dunbog
Dunfermline
Dunino
Dysart
Elie
Falkland
Fordell
Freuchie
Gateside
Glenrothes
Inverkeithing
Kelty
Kennoway
Kilconquhar
Kilmany
Kilmaron
Kincardine
Kinglassie
Kingsbarns
Kingskettle
Kirkcaldy
Kirkton of Largo
Ladybank
Largo Ward
Leslie
Leuchars
Leven
Limekilns
Lindores
Lochgelly
Logie
Luthrie
Markinch
Milton of Balgonie
Monimail
Moonzie
Newburgh
Newport-On-Tay
Oakley
Pitlessie
Pitscottie
Radernie
Rosyth
Saint Andrews
Saint Davids
Saline
Springfield
Strathkinness
Strathmiglo
Tayport
Thornton
Torryburn
Townhill
Wormit



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Status: Council Area of Scotland
Region: Scotland
Area: 1,325 sq. km
Admin HQ: Glenrothes
ISO 3166-2: GB-FIF
ONS code: 00QR
Population: 148,340 (2005 est.)
Council: Fife Council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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