Dumfries, meaning either fort or ridge of the thicket, is a former royal burgh and town within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland and is close to the Solway Firth, near the mouth of the River Nith. Dumfries was the county town of the former county of Dumfriesshire. the town has a population of 49,883, meaning dumfries is one of the largest non city areas in scotland. the town is also far larger than the one in Virginia.Its nickname is Queen of the South, which is also the name of its local football team Queen of the South F.C..
the suburbs of dumfries include:
Sandside Lochside Lincluden Troqueer Rotchell Marchmount Locharbriggs Heathhall
The river nith runs through the centre of the town. The eastern side of Dumfries had the DG1 postcode while the western side of the town has the DG2 postcode.
dumfries has four main high schools, with three being in DG1. There is one primary school per key district. There is one college in the town, while the University of west of Scotland and the open university is on the same campus. Glasgow university also has a campus on the same site.