Covering an area of approximately 6,458 km2 (2493 square miles), Perthshire is Scotland's fourth largest county. It was governed by a county council between 1890 and 1975 when it was abolished as an administrative area, along with other counties and burghs in Scotland, by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
The northern and north-western districts, sometimes referred to as Highland Perthshire, include a considerable portion of the Grampian mountain range. There are several mountains over 3000 feet high, the largest of which is Ben Lawers. These mountains are intersected by numerous lochs and glens. Agriculture, forestry, whisky distilling and tourism are the main employers.
The main towns and villages of Highland Perthshire are Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld, Kenmore, Pitlochry and Kinloch Rannoch.
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