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Coordinates: 56°23′49″N 3°26′14″W / 56.396911°N 3.437262°W / 56.396911; -3.437262
Scottish Gaelic: Peairt
Scots: Pairth
St John's Toun (old name)
The Fair City (nickname)
Tay Street from Queen's Bridge - - 1542524.jpg
Perth city centre, October 2009
Perth is located in Perth and Kinross
 Perth shown within Perth and Kinross
Population 44,820 
OS grid reference NO115235
Council area Perth and Kinross
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERTH
Postcode district PH1-PH3; PH14
Dialling code 01738
Police Tayside
Fire Tayside
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ochil and South Perthshire
Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perthshire North
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
Mid Scotland and Fife
List of places

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] though the city status in the United Kingdom said that Perth was no longer a city, until 2012 when, along 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., which plays in the Scottish Premiership, as the Scottish Premier League had its name changed in 2013.


  1. "Population of Perth, 2001 census". [1]. Retrieved on 2009-03-16.
  2. Graham-Campbell Perth: The Fair City 1994, p.1

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