Dumfries and Galloway

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Dumfries and Galloway
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Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 3rd
6,426 km²
? %
Admin HQDumfries
ISO 3166-2GB-DGY
ONS code00QH
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 11th
147,765
23 / km²
Politics
Dumfries and Galloway Council
http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/
Control 
MPsRussell Brown
David Mundell
MSPsElaine Murray
Alex Fergusson

Dumfries and Galloway (Dłn Phris agus Gall-Ghaidhealaibh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. To the north it borders onto South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire; in the east the Borders; and to the south the county of Cumbria in England. It lies to the north of the Solway Firth and to the east of the Irish Sea.

Dumfries and Galloway covers the traditional counties of Wigtownshire (in the west), Kirkcudbrightshire (centre) and Dumfriesshire (in the east). Together Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire are referred to as Galloway.

The Galloway part of the region is made up of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, the Machars and the Rhins. The Dumfries part includes the Inner Solway and the former county of Dumfriesshire.

It was created in 1975 as a two-tier region with the districts Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry, and Wigtown. These districts were abolished in 1996, and so Dumfries and Galloway became a unitary authority.

The region is well-known for its many artists and writers. It is the scene of Dorothy Sayers's novel Five Red Herrings (1931).

The Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary is the smallest police force in the United Kingdom. From December 21, 1988 until November 1991, it presided over Britain's largest criminal inquiry, when it led the investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which resulted in criminal indictments against two Libyan nationals, and the conviction of one.

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