Angus (Scots Gaelic: Aonghas) is ane o the 32 cooncil areas o Scotland, a registration coontie an a lieutenancie area. The cooncil area borders Aiberdeenshire, Perth an Kinross an Dundee.[1]

Banner o Angus Aonghas
Angus within Scotland
Angus within Scotland
Coordinates: 56°40′N 2°55′W / 56.667°N 2.917°W / 56.667; -2.917Coordinates: 56°40′N 2°55′W / 56.667°N 2.917°W / 56.667; -2.917
Admin HQFarfar
 • BodiAngus Cooncil
 • ControlInd + Con + LD (cooncil NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total2,181 km2 (842 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 10th
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total116,500
 • RankRankit 17th
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
ONS codeS12000041
ISO 3166 codeGB-ANS



Angus wis historicalie a coontie (kent as Farfarshire frae the echteent centurie till 1928, whan it chynged til Angus) till 1975 whan it becam a destrik o the Tayside region. In 1996, twa-teir local govrenment wis forduin an Angus wis estaiblisht as a cooncil area in its steid. The umwhyl coontie haed mairches wi Kincardineshire til the nor'eist, the coontie o Aiberdeenshire til the north an Perthshire til the wast. The mairches o the-day's cooncil area ar the same as thae o the auld coontie but withoot the ceitie o Dundee.



Angus can be splat intil thrie geografic areas. The north an wast is muntainous wi no monie dwallers an the main industrie is hill-fermin. Til the sooth an eist the laundskape is maistlins rowin hills borderin the sie. This area haes monie dwallers, wi the mukkiler touns an the ceitie o Dundee liggin on the coast. In atwein ligs Strathmore (frae a Gaelic name meinin "the gret dale") whilk is a growthie fermin area noted for the growin o tatties, saft fruit an the upbringin o Angus kye.

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Steids o interest



  1. "Angus". Scottish Places. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. Angus Council: Arbroath Abbey Archived 2014-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. C.Michael Hogan, Eassie Stone, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham, Oct., 2007
  4. Undiscovered Scotland: Edzell Castle
  5. Glamis Castle

Cooncil areas 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