Perth and Kinross

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This article is about the Scottish local government area. For the former UK Parliamentary constituency abolished in 1997, see Perth and Kinross (UK Parliament constituency).
Perth and Kinross
Pairth an Kinross
Peairt agus Ceann Rois
Perth and Kinross in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of Perth and KinrossPairth an KinrossPeairt agus Ceann Rois
Coat of arms
Admin HQ Perth
Government
 • Body Perth & Kinross Council
 • Control TBA (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
Area
 • Total 2,041 sq mi (5,286 km2)
Area rank Ranked 5th
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 147,000
 • Rank Ranked 13th
 • Density 70/sq mi (28/km2)
ONS code 00RB
ISO 3166 code GB-PKN
Website http://www.pkc.gov.uk/
Perth & Clackmannan Shires. 1854. Civil Parish map
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 City, Fife, Highland and the Stirling council areas. Perth is the administrative centre. It corresponds broadly, but not exactly, with the former counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Perthshire and Kinross-shire had a joint county council from 1929 until 1975. The area was created a single district in 1975, in the Tayside region, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and then reconstituted as a unitary authority (with a minor boundary adjustment) in 1996, by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

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Council political composition[edit]

Main article Perth and Kinross Council
Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 18
Conservative 10
Liberal Democrat 5
Labour 4
Independent 4

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