[fawr-fer, -fahr]
a town in the Tayside region, in E Scotland.
former name of Angus. Unabridged
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Forfar (ˈfɔːfər, -fɑː)
a market town in E Scotland, the administrative centre of Angus: site of a castle, residence of Scottish kings between the 11th and 14th centuries. Pop: 13 206 (2001)

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small burgh (town), council area and historic county of Angus, eastern Scotland, situated at the eastern end of Forfar Loch (lake) in the scenic valley of Strathmore. It was in existence by 1057, when an early Scottish Parliament met in the castle to confer titles on the nobility. The castle also figured in English-Scottish conflicts and was finally seized and destroyed by Robert I (the Bruce) in the 14th century. Industries include food processing, textiles, and electronics. Forfar is the historic county town (seat) and administrative centre of Angus. Pop. (2004 est.) 13,150.

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