Subdivisions of ScotlandThe Subdivisions of Scotland are the local government areas of Scotland as used by government and defined in law. They should not be confused with the traditional counties of Scotland. All these are unitary authorities.
The present boundaries have been in force since 1995 and were brought in by the Local Government Act (Scotland, etc. 1994. Before then there existed administrative counties of Scotland. The historical counties had not been used for administrative purposes since before the 20th century.
|City of Aberdeen||18,216||218,220||11.98|
|Argyll and Bute||702,300||139,020||0.20|
|Dumfries and Galloway||644,567||147,900||0.23|
|City of Dundee||5,500||153,710||27.95|
|City of Edinburgh||26,001||441,620||16.98|
|City of Glasgow||17,472||623,850||35.71|
|Perth and Kinross||539,479||130,470||0.24|
When county councils were created in 1889, the regions they took in Scotland
were similar to the historic counties of Scotland, but not exactly the same. For example, Ross and Cromarty covered the area of Ross-shire and Cromartyshire (As Cromartyshire is a series of enclaves, this was only sensible). Several names were different.
See also: Administrative counties of England, Administrative counties of Wales
When county councils were created in 1889, the regions they took in Scotland were similar to the historic counties of Scotland, but not exactly the same. For example, Ross and Cromarty covered the area of Ross-shire and Cromartyshire (As Cromartyshire is a series of enclaves, this was only sensible). Several names were different.