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Forfarshire, or Angus, a county on the east coast of Scotland, having Aberdeen and Kincardine on the N., Perth on the W., the Firth of Tay on the S., and the German Ocean on the E. It is 36 miles long by 30 miles in breadth, and contains o68,750 acres. In the N. and N.W. lies a part of the Grampians, called the Braes of Angus, and rising to a height of 2,600 feet, and in the S. a part of the Sidlaw Hills rises to a height of 1,400 feet. Between these hills lies the Vale of Strathmore, while between the Sidlaw Hills and the Tay is the fertile Carse of Gowrie. The principal rivers are the North and South Esk. The county is highly farmed, and produces good wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, and turnips. Much cattle-rearing is carried on. In most of the towns coarse linen is manufactured, Dundee being the centre of the linen and jute trade. Flagstones are quarried in the Arbroath district, and limestone and slate are worked to a small extent. The county returns one member to Parliament.