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Highland (council area)

Highland (council area)
Drapeau de l
Capitale administrative Inverness
ISO 3166-2 GB-HLD
Code ONS 00QT
Population 221 600 hab. (2010)
Densité 8,6 hab./km2
Rang 7e
Superficie 2 565 900 ha = 25 659 km2
Rang 1er

Le Highland (Highland Council Area) est la plus grande des 32 divisions administratives d'Écosse[1] (Sgìre Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd en gaélique écossais), ainsi que de tout le Royaume-Uni. Sa capitale administrative est Inverness.

Frontière du council area avec celui de Perth and Kinross : panneau de bienvenue (2005)
Frontière du council area avec celui de Perth and Kinross : panneau de bienvenue (2005)

Elle tient son nom de la région montagneuse des Highlands qui en couvrent une bonne partie.

Avant d'être un council area, le secteur était, du au , une région d'Écosse[1], exactement identique géographiquement et dont le siège était déjà Inverness. Il était alors divisé en 8 districts :

Districts Siège Population (estimation en 1994)
Badenoch and Strathspey Kingussie 10 399
Caithness Wick 26 710
Inverness Inverness 62 245
Lochaber Fort William 19 195
Nairn Nairn 10 600
Ross and Cromarty Dingwall 49 184
Skye and Lochalsh Portree 11 870
Sutherland Golspie 13 190


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