Place:Fife, Scotland

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NameFife
Alt namesFIFsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Fifeshire
Fìobhsource: Wikipedia
Kingdom of Fife
TypeTraditional county
Coordinates56.25°N 3.033°W
Located inScotland     ( - 1975)
Contained Places
Burgh
Culross ( 1891 - 1975 )
Ferry-Port-on-Craig ( - 1975 )
District
North-East Fife
Former village
Coalhill
Inhabited place
Dalgety Bay
Falkland
Ferry-Port-on-Craig ( - 1975 )
Glenrothes ( 1900 - )
Inverkeithing (town) ( - 1975 )
Kelty ( - 1975 )
Kincardine on Forth ( 1891 - 1975 )
Methilhill
Newport-on-Tay ( - 1975 )
North Queensferry ( - 1975 )
Pitliver ( 1975 - )
Ramornie ( 1975 - )
Rosyth ( - 1975 )
St. Andrews ( 1000 - 1975 )
Parish
Abbotshall ( - 1975 )
Abdie
Aberdour
Anstruther Easter
Anstruther Wester ( 1845 - 1975 )
Arngask ( - 1891 )
Auchterderran
Auchtermuchty
Auchtertool
Ballingry
Balmerino
Beath
Burntisland ( 1845 - 1975 )
Cameron
Carnbee
Carnock
Ceres
Collessie
Crail ( 1845 - 1975 )
Creich ( - 1975 )
Culross ( 1891 - 1975 )
Cults
Cupar ( - 1975 )
Dairsie ( 900 - )
Dalgety ( - 1975 )
Dunbog ( - 1975 )
Dunfermline ( - 1975 )
Dunino
Dysart ( - 1901 )
Elie
Ferry-Port-on-Craig ( - 1975 )
Flisk ( - 1975 )
Forgan ( - 1975 )
Inverkeithing ( - 1975 )
Kemback
Kennoway ( - 1975 )
Kettle ( - 1975 )
Kilconquhar ( - 1975 )
Kilmany ( - 1975 )
Kilrenny ( - 1975 )
Kinghorn
Kinglassie ( - 1975 )
Kingsbarns ( - 1975 )
Kirkcaldy
Largo ( - 1975 )
Leslie ( - 1975 )
Leuchars ( - 1975 )
Logie ( - 1975 )
Markinch ( - 1975 )
Monimail ( - 1975 )
Moonzie ( - 1975 )
Newburgh ( - 1975 )
Newburn ( - 1975 )
Pittenweem ( - 1975 )
Saint Monance ( - 1975 )
Saline ( - 1975 )
Scoonie ( - 1975 )
St. Andrews and St. Leonards ( - 1975 )
Strathmiglo ( - 1975 )
Torryburn ( - 1975 )
Tulliallan ( 1891 - 1975 )
Wemyss
Unknown
St. Leonards
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fife is a council area and historic county of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. It was once one of the major 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 anglicisation Fifeshire in old documents and maps compiled by English cartographers and authors. A person from Fife is known as a Fifer.

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 third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 360,000, almost a third of whom live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. Kirkcaldy is Fife's largest town by population (48,108 in 2006), followed by Dunfermline (45,462 in 2006) and then Glenrothes (38,927 in 2006).

The historic town of St Andrews is located on the northeast coast of Fife. It is well known for the University of St Andrews, one of the most ancient universities in the world and is renowned as the home of golf.

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