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Rosyth, Fife

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Rosyth, Fife

Rosyth Listen/rɵˈsaɪθ/ is a town located on the Firth of Forth, three miles (4.8 km) south of the centre of Dunfermline. According to an estimate taken in 2010, the town has a population of 12,850. The town was founded as a garden city and was built to form the coastal port of Dunfermline which began in 1909. Rosyth is almost continuous with neighbouring Inverkeithing, separated only by the M90 motorway. Rosyth railway station is on the Fife Circle Line.
Post townDUNFERMLINE
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNT1083
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01383
Population12,428
 

Other names by which Rosyth, Fife has been known in the past

Rosyth Castle ~ Rosythe

Rosyth, Fife in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rosyth Castle, ruin, Inverkeithing par., Fife, on Firth of Forth, 1¾ mile NW. of North Queensferry; the barony of Rosyth belongs to the Earl of Hopetoun.

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