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Perth and Kinross
Pairth an Kinross
Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Perth and Kinross in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of Perth and KinrossPairth an KinrossPeairt agus Ceann Rois
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Scotland
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Admin HQ Perth
Government
 • Body Perth & Kinross Council
Area
 • Total 2,041 sq mi (5,286 km2)
Area rank Ranked 5th
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 151,290
 • Rank Ranked 12th
 • Density 74.128/sq mi (28.621/km2)
ONS code S12000024
ISO 3166 code GB-PKN

Perth and Kinross (Scots: Pairth an Kinross; Scottish Gaelic: Peairt agus Ceann Rois) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and a Lieutenancy Area. It borders onto the Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Fife, Highland and Stirling council areas. Perth is the administrative centre. With the exception of a large area of south-western Perthshire, the council area mostly corresponds to the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Perthshire and Kinross-shire shared a joint county council from 1929 until 1975. The area formed a single local government district in 1975 within the Tayside region under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and was then reconstituted as a unitary authority (with a minor boundary adjustment) in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

Geographically the area is split by the Highland Boundary Fault into a more mountainous northern part and a flatter southern part. The northern area is a popular tourist spot, while agriculture makes an important contribution to the southern part of the area.

The area is run by Perth and Kinross Council, and is represented by members of the Scottish National Party within both the Scottish Parliament and the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

City

Towns and villages

  • Abbots Deuglie
  • Abernethy
  • Aberfeldy
  • Acharn
  • Airntully
  • Almondbank
  • Alyth
  • Amulree
  • Auchlyne
  • Auchterarder
  • Balado
  • Balbeggie
  • Ballinluig
  • Bankfoot
  • Birnam
  • Blackford
  • Blair Atholl
  • Blairgowrie
  • Blairingone
  • Bridge of Balgie
  • Bridge of Cally
  • Bridge of Earn
  • Bridge of Tilt
  • Burrelton
  • Campmuir
  • Clunie
  • Comrie
  • Coupar Angus
  • Crieff
  • Dull
  • Dunkeld
  • Dunning
  • Errol
  • Fearnan
  • Finegand
  • Forgandenny
  • Forteviot
  • Fortingall
  • Glencarse
  • Glenfarg
  • Glenshee
  • Grandtully
  • Inchture
  • Invergowrie
  • Kenmore
  • Killiecrankie
  • Kingoodie
  • Kinloch Rannoch
  • Kinross
  • Kinrossie
  • Kirkmichael
  • Lawers
  • Leetown
  • Logierait
  • Longforgan
  • Luncarty
  • Madderty
  • Meigle
  • Meikleour
  • Methven
  • Milnathort
  • Moneydie
  • Muthill
  • Pitcairngreen
  • Pitlochry
  • Rattray
  • Redgorton
  • Scone
  • Scotlandwell
  • Spittal of Glenshee
  • Stanley
  • St Fillans
  • St Madoes
  • Trinafour
  • Waterloo
  • Weem

Places of interest

Economy

In the southern part of Perth and Kinross agriculture plays an important part of the local economy. This includes the cultivation of fruits, fodder, wheat and seed potatoes.

The scenic nature of the northern part of Perth and Kinross makes tourism an important part of the economy. The Forestry Commission controls large parts of the area, which is also home to a number of hydroelectric dams.

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