| Share


Dundee, city (1991 pop. 172,294) and council area, E central Scotland, on the Firth of Tay. It is a port and manufacturing city. Dundee is historically known for its manufacture and processing of jute. Its marmalade is also famous. Textiles, including canvas, linen, rope, and carpet, remain economically important. Some light engineering has additionally developed. Called the "Scottish Geneva," Dundee was a center of the Reformation and a stronghold of the Covenanters in the religious wars. The Tower of St. Mary's Church, a 15th-century steeple, is a notable landmark. The Univ. of Dundee and the Univ. of Abertay Dundee are there.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Dundee from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish Political Geography

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring