Dumfries and Galloway

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Dumfries and Galloway
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Administrative headquarters Dumfries
surface 6,426 km² (3.)
Population (2012) 150,830 (12.)
ISO 3166-2 GB-DGY
ONS code 00QH
Website www.dumgal.gov.uk

Dumfries and Galloway [ dʌmˌfɹiːsənˈgæləweɪ ] ( Scottish Gaelic Dùn Phris agus an Gall-Ghaidhealaibh ) is one of 32 Council Areas in Scotland . In the north it borders on South Ayrshire , East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire , in the east on Scottish Borders and in the south on the English county of Cumbria . It is north of the Solway Firth and east of the Irish Sea .


Dumfries and Galloway includes three traditional counties ; in the east Dumfriesshire , in the center Kirkcudbrightshire and in the west Wigtownshire . The latter two are also known collectively as Galloway.

After Galloway were Galloway cattle named.

From 1975 to 1996 Dumfries and Galloway formed a Scottish region .


The Dumfries and Galloway region was formed in 1975 from the counties of Dumfriesshire , Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire . The region was divided into four districts :

In 1996 the regions and districts in Scotland were abolished and replaced by 32 council areas . The four districts of the Dumfries and Galloway region were dissolved and the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area was formed from across the region.


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The Dumfries and Galloway Council has 43 seats, which are distributed among the parties as follows (as of May 2017):

Political party Seats
Scottish Conservatives 16
Scottish Labor 11
Scottish National Party 11
Independently 4th
Liberal Democrats 1

In the referendum on whether Great Britain should remain in the European Union , in which Scotland voted with a clear majority of 62% to remain, almost 47% in Dumfries and Galloway voted for leaving the EU.

Web links

Commons : Dumfries and Galloway  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
  2. May-2017 Results of the 2017 local elections. Dumgal.gov.uk, accessed on July 8, 2017 (English).
  3. ^ Giancarlo Rinaldi: Brexit: Voters 'doomed' or delighted in Dumfries. BBC News, June 24, 2016, accessed December 14, 2019 .