Perth, Scotland

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Perth city centre, October 2009

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OS grid referenceNO115235
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH1-PH3; PH14
Dialling code01738
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Perth (Scottish Gaelic: Peairt) is a city and the main part of the Perth and Kinross council area in Scotland, with around 43,450[1] people living there. The town was a large burgh before 1975.

Perth is named by some people as The Fair City,[2] Its status in the United Kingdom was not a city a city until 2012. Then, with Chelmsford (in Essex, England) and St Asaph (in north Wales), it was given city status to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne. Scotland's other six cities are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness.

Perth also has its own football team, St. Johnstone F.C.. This plays in the Scottish Premiership.

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  1. "Population of Perth, 2001 census". [1] Archived 2009-07-25 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2009-03-16.
  2. Graham-Campbell Perth: The Fair City 1994, p.1

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