Aberdeenshire is mainly countryside and mountain, except in Aberdeen. Aberdeen is one of Britain's richest towns because it serves the North Sea oil rigs.
Fraserburgh is a large fishing port.
Council area [change]
Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
|- Total||6,313 km²|
|- % Water||?|
|- Total (2006)||236,300|
|- Density||37 / km²|
The Aberdeenshire council area takes in the historic counties of Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire and half of Banffshire. It does not include Aberdeen City though, which is a Council Area in its own right. However, Aberdeenshire Council does have its headquarters at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen; the only Scottish council whose headquarters are based outside its area's border.