Angus
Angus
Aonghas

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Location
Angus within Scotland
Geography
Area Ranked 10th
- Total 2,182 km2 (842 sq mi)
Admin HQ Forfar
ISO 3166-2 GB-ANS
ONS code 00QC
Demographics
Population Ranked 19th
- Total (2005) 110,600
- Density 51 / km²
Politics
Angus Council
http://www.angus.gov.uk/
Control Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat/Labour
MPs
MSPs
  • Nigel Don, SNP
  • Graeme Dey, SNP

Angus (Scottish Gaelic: Aonghas) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross and Dundee City. Main industries include agriculture and fishing.

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History

Angus was historically a county (known officially as Forfarshire from the eighteenth century until 1928, when it reverted to its ancient name) until 1975 when it became a district of the Tayside Region. In 1996, two-tier local government was abolished and Angus was established as one of the replacement single-tier Council Areas. The former county had borders with Kincardineshire to the north-east, county of Aberdeenshire to the north and Perthshire to the west. Southwards, it faced Fife across the Firth of Tay. The boundaries of the present council area are exactly the same as those of the old county minus the City of Dundee.

Parliamentary representation

Areas similar to that of the council area are covered by the Angus Westminster constituency for the UK Parliament and the area is also represented at the Scottish Parliament by both the Angus and North Tayside Holyrood constituencies.

Geography

Angus can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the topography is mountainous; this is the area of the five Angus Glens, is sparsely populated and the main industry is hill-farming. To the south and east the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. This area is well populated, with the larger towns and the city of Dundee on the coast. In between lies Strathmore, a derivation of the Gaelic for the Great Valley, which is a fertile agricultural area noted for the growing of potatoes, soft fruit and the raising of Angus cattle.

Towns and villages

Towns

Villages


Angus
—  County (until circa 1890)  —
Country Scotland
County town Forfar
Area
 - Total 2,302 km2 (888.8 sq mi)
  Ranked 11th
Chapman code ANS


Places of interest

Council political composition

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 12
Independent 8
Conservative 5
Liberal Democrat 2
Labour 2

The council is currently controlled by the Angus Alliance which comprises a coalition of Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat & Labour councillors[5]

Sister areas

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 56°40′N 2°55′W / 56.667°N 2.917°W / 56.667; -2.917


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