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Cowdenbeath is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. The outlying area of the eponymous town was awarded burgh status in 1890. A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ...

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Industry and Population

The town made its name as a famous coal mining centre. At the height of its size, the town was home to 25,000 people, mostly connected with this industry, but as the mines closed in the 1960s, the population declined in common with the trend of Scottish towns. It is now relatively settled at its current level of around 11,627 (2001 Census). Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the extraction of coal from the Earth for use as fuel. ...


Geography

Cowdenbeath lies in south-western Fife, near the larger town of Dunfermline. Its precise coordinates are 56.11°N 3.35°W. As the mining legacy of the town suggests, Cowdenbeath lies near the southern ridge of hills running through Fife. Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... The Royal Burgh of Dunfermline (in Gaelic, Dùn Phàrlain), is a town and burgh in Fife, Scotland, that sits on high ground 3 miles from the shore of the Firth of Forth, northwest of Edinburgh. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ...


Sport

Cowdenbeath contains a rather dilapidated stadium called Central Park, which can hold a maximum capacity of 5,268. A large expanse of terracing, a minority of which has a roof over it, and covered seating for 1,622 spectators. The stadium boasts a tarmac track, one of Britain's fastest, used for stock-car racing, and enclosed by this is a football pitch, used by the Scottish Football League club Cowdenbeath FC, known affectionately as The Blue Brazil. Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular football field to an oval for cricket games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of a field or stage partly... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... The Scottish Football League is a league of football teams in Scotland. ... Cowdenbeath F.C. are a Scottish football team currently playing in the Scottish Football League. ...


External links

  • Cowdenbeath on FifeDirect
  • Cowdenbeath in the 80's by Drongomala

Coordinates: 56°07′N 3°21′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cowdenbeath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (217 words)
Cowdenbeath lies in south-western Fife, near the larger town of Dunfermline.
Its precise coordinates are 56.11°N 3.35°W. As the mining legacy of the town suggests, Cowdenbeath lies near the southern ridge of hills running through Fife.
The stadium boasts a tarmac track, one of Britain's fastest, used for stock-car racing, and enclosed by this is a football pitch, used by the Scottish Football League club Cowdenbeath FC, known affectionately as The Blue Brazil.
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