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Population 2,565 
OS grid reference NO388302
Council area
  • City of Dundee
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD2
Dialling code 01382
Police Tayside
Fire Tayside
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Dundee West
Scottish Parliament
  • Dundee City West
List of places
Coordinates: 56°27′36″N 2°59′41″W / 56.459956°N 2.994693°W / 56.459956; -2.994693

Blackness is an area of the city of Dundee. Broadly, Blackness is located to the north of the city's West End and is centred on the Blackness Road, where a number of small, local shops are located. The presence of the Scouring Burn (now diverted underground) meant that the area was attractive for industrial development in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries, modern steam powered machinery requiring a substantial water supply.

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