Map of Dumfries and Galloway
This detailed map of Dumfries and Galloway shows the major cities of this Scottish province, their surroundings and the main points of interest within Dumfries and Galloway. Because of its high quality, this map of Dumfries and Galloway makes it easy for any traveller to plan his trip and to find the quickest, most convenient route to travel to and within the province, regardless of the mean of transportation used (car hire service, personal car, train or bus). If you are travelling from abroad, you shouldn’t forget to seek information about the travel insurance laws and costs. A printed version of this map of Dumfries and Galloway will be a helpful companion in your actual trip, helping you orientate across the region.
This is a map of Dumfries and Galloway. This map will provide you with basic details surrounding the roads, streets, motorways, landmarks and regional divides of the area.
Dumfries and Galloway is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. The area lies in the western part of the Southern Uplands region. Dumfries and Galloway makes up the historic counties of Kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtownshire and Dumfriesshire. Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire themselves are known as Galloway.
The town of Dumfries is the administrative centre for Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries and Galloway were formed from the three counties, after a 1975 reoganisation of local government in Scotland. Inside the area, four districts are contained. Post 1994, after the Local Government (Scotland) Act, it became a unitary local authority. The three lieutenancy areas of Dumfries, Wigton and Stewarty largely maintain the historic counties, for lieutenancy purposes.
Dumfries and Galloway share borders with South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire to the north, the Borders to the east. To the south, it shares borders with England’s county: Cumbria. The Solway Firth lies south of the area and the Irish is west of it. In terms of area, it is ranked 3rd. With a total measurement of 6,426 km squared (2,481 Miles Squared).
The area has a population of just under 150,000 people. This number gives it the rank of 12th in that regard. Dumfries and Galloway is known for producing many known artists and writers. The area has also been noted for being home to many rare and protected species of amphibian.