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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 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]
 • 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
 • 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

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 veilagesEedit

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.


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

Cooncil auries o Scotland

Ceitie o Aiberdeen | Aiberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll an Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries an Gallowa | Ceitie o Dundee | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | East Lowden | East Renfrewshire | Ceitie o Edinburgh | Fawkirk | Fife | Ceitie o Glesga | Hieland | Inverclyde | The Mairches | Midlowden | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanrikshire | Ooter Hebrides (Wastren Isles) | Orkney | Perth an Kinross | Renfrewshire | Shetland | Sooth Ayrshire | Sooth Lanrikshire | Stirlin | Wast Dunbartonshire | Wast Lowden