Perth, Scotland

city in Scotland

Perth (Scottish Gaelic: Peairt) is a city and the main part of the Perth and Kinross council area in Scotland, with around 43,450[1] people living there. The town was a large burgh before 1975.

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Perth city centre, October 2009
OS grid referenceNO115235
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH1-PH3; PH14
Dialling code01738
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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Perth is named by some people as The Fair City,[2] though the city status in the United Kingdom said that Perth was no longer a city, until 2012 when, along with Chelmsford (in Essex, England) and St. Asaph (in north Wales), it was given city status to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne. Scotland's other six cities are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness.

Perth also has its own football team, St. Johnstone F.C., which plays in the Scottish Premiership, as the Scottish Premier League had its name changed in 2013.


  1. "Population of Perth, 2001 census". [1]. Retrieved on 2009-03-16.
  2. Graham-Campbell Perth: The Fair City 1994, p.1

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