Portlethen

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Coordinates: 57°03′N 2°06′W / 57.05°N 2.1°W / 57.05; -2.1

Portlethen
Scottish Gaelic: Port Leathain[1]
Portlethen is located in Aberdeen
Portlethen
 Portlethen shown within Aberdeenshire
Population 7,327 (2011 Estimate) [1]
OS grid reference NO9178396318
Council area Aberdeenshire
Lieutenancy area Kincardineshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDEEN
Postcode district AB12 4xx
Dialling code 01224 78xxxx
Police Grampian
Fire Grampian
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
List of places
UK
Scotland

Portlethen is a town 7 mi south of Aberdeen, Scotland along the A90. It has expanded rapidly over the last 30 years. Portlethen has a population of about 7000, and more than 800 houses are, as of 2007, were being built on nearby farmland. To the east of Portlethen lie three fishing villages: Findon, Downies and Old Portlethen (now often referred to as Portlethen Village). Although Portlethen is a town in terms of population (and it has been granted official town status), it resembles a residential suburb without a clear 'town centre' or focal point.

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