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Click to go Back to Inns in FifeNa0046.wmf (13814 bytes)nitary authority in eastern Scotland, which was formerly a region of three districts (1975-96) and a county until 1974.

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owns and cities 18th Green - St. AndrewsCupar, Dunfermline,  Glenrothes (administrative headquarters), Kirkcaldy, St Andrews
rea 1,321 sq. km / 510 sq. miles
opulation 351,600 (1995)
opography coastal area, predominantly low lying, undulating interior with dramatic escarpment at Lomond Hills; rivers Eden and Leven flow through
ommerce Industries: electronics, petrochemicals, light engineering, oil servicing, paper
Agriculture: potatoes, cereals, sugar beet, fishing (Pittenweem)
amous people  
ttractions St. AndrewsCrailRosyth naval base; Old Course, St Andrews
Tentsmuir, a coastal sand-dune area in the north, is possibly the earliest settled site in Scotland; the ancient palace of the Stuarts (16th century) was at Falkland; eight Scottish kings buried at Dunfermline.

There are 53 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, three National Nature Reserves, one Ramsar (wetland site), two Special Protection Areas, one regional park, and three country parks.