Perth and Kinross

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Perth and Kinross
Pairth an Kinross
Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Perth and Kinross in Scotland.svg
Perth Kinross Arms.png
Coat of arms
Admin HQ Perth
Government
  Body Perth & Kinross Council
  Control Con minority (council NOC)
   MPs
   MSPs
Area
  Total2,041 sq mi (5,286 km2)
Area rank Ranked 5th
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total151,290
  Rank Ranked 12th
  Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
ONS code S12000024
ISO 3166 code GB-PKN
Website www.pkc.gov.uk
Perth & Clackmannan Shires. 1854. Civil Parish map PERTH & CLACKMANNAN SHIRES Civil Parish map.jpg
Perth & Clackmannan Shires. 1854. Civil Parish map
Topographic map of Perth and Kinross Perth adn Kinross topo.png
Topographic map of Perth and Kinross

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.

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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 .

City

Towns and villages

Places of interest

Council political composition

PartyCouncillors
Conservative 17
Scottish National Party 15
Liberal Democrat 4
Independent 3
Labour 1

On 18 September 2014, Perth and Kinross, voted strongly "No" in the Scottish Independence Referendum at 60.2% with an 86.9% turnout rate. [1]

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References

  1. "Indyref". BBC. Retrieved 19 September 2014.