Angus, Scotland

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Angus (Scots: Angus; Scottish Gaelic: Aonghas) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county.

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Flag of Angus
Coat of arms of Angus
Official logo of Angus
Coordinates: 56°40′N 2°55′W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Lieutenancy areaAngus
Admin HQForfar
  BodyAngus Council
  Total842 sq mi (2,182 km2)
  RankRanked 10th
  RankRanked 17th
  Density140/sq mi (53/km2)
ONS codeS12000041
ISO 3166 codeGB-ANS

Angus was historically a province, and later a sheriffdom and county (known officially as Forfarshire from the 18th century until 1928), bordering Kincardineshire to the north-east, Aberdeenshire to the north and Perthshire to the west; southwards it faced Fife across the Firth of Tay; these remain the borders of Angus, minus Dundee which now forms its own small separate council area. Angus remains a registration county and a lieutenancy area. In 1975 some of its administrative functions were transferred to the council district of the Tayside Region, and in 1995 further reform resulted in the establishment of the unitary Angus Council.