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Angus
Aonghas
Angus

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Location
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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 (2008) 110,300
 - Density 51 /km2 (132 /sq mi)
Politics
Angus Council
http://www.angus.gov.uk/
Control Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat/Labour
MPs
MSPs

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

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 a unitary authority. 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.

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.

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, 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.

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Towns and villages

Towns

Villages

County of Angus
until circa 1890
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Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 11th
568,750 acres (2302 km²)
County town Forfar
Chapman code ANS

Places of interest

Council political composition

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 13
Independent 6
Conservative 5
Liberal Democrat 3
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


Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

Angus is a county in the north east of Scotland.

Map of Angus
Map of Angus
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Etymology

Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Aonghus or Aonghas, perhaps literally "one choice".

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Angus

Plural
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Angus

  1. A male given name of mostly Scottish usage.
    • 1994 RobertsonDavies, The Cunning Man, Viking 1995, ISBN 0670859117, page 168:
      Angus was a great enlargement of experience for me, because he illustrated how haphazardly Fate attributes names to her unoffending children. Angus McGubbin: a Scots giant, red-haired and scowling - wouldn't you think so?
  2. A county in Scotland.
  3. A black, hornless breed of beef cattle, originally from Scotland.
  4. (rail transport) A nickname for the 0-8-8-0 train configuration.

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Scots

Proper noun

Angus

Singular
Angus

Plural
-

  1. A male given name

Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Angus Council
Aonghas

File:Angus.png <p> Coat of arms

Location
File:Angus council.PNG
Geography
Area Ranked 10th
 - Total 2,182 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Forfar
ISO 3166-2 GB-ANS
ONS code 00QC
Demographics
Population Ranked 19th
 - Total (2006) 109,300
 - Density 50 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}}
Politics
Angus Council
http://www.angus.gov.uk/
Control Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat/Labour
MPs
MSPs
Scotland

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

Angus was historically a county (known officially as Forfarshire until 1928) until 1975 when it became a district of the Tayside Region. In 1996 the region was abolished and Angus was established as a unitary authority. 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.

Areas similar to that of the council area are covered by the Angus Westminster constituency and Angus Holyrood constituency.

The area 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. The area is sparsely populated and the main industry is hill-farming. In the south and east, the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. The area is fairly well populated with the larger towns and the City of Dundee on the coast. In between these two areas lies Strathmore, the Great Valley, a fertile agricultural area, noted for potatoes, Angus cattle, and soft fruit.

Contents

Towns and villages

County of Angus
File:AngusTraditional.png
Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 11th
568,750 acres (2302 km²)
County town Forfar
Chapman code ANS

Places of interest

Council political composition

Party Councillors
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Scottish National Party 13
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Independent 6
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Conservative 5
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Liberal Democrat 3
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Labour 2

The council is currently controlled by the Angus Alliance which composes of a coalition of Independent/Conservative/Liberal Democrat & Labour councillors. [1]

See also

Earl of Angus

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 56°40′N, 2°55′WLatitude: 56°39′60″N
Longitude: 2°54′60″W


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Angus. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.


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Angus is a county on the North Sea and on the northern shore of the Firth of Tay in in the United Kingdom (Scotland).

Angus is also the name of a council area.

The county town of Angus is Forfar, but its largest town is Dundee. Dundee is not part of the council area but is a council area on its own.








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