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Banff(bămf, bănf), town (1991 pop. 5,688), SW Alta., Canada, in the Rocky Mts., on the Bow River and the Trans-Canada Highway. A tourist center and winter resort established in the 1880s by the Canadian Pacific Railway, it is the headquarters of Banff National Park and gateway to Lake Louise. The Banff Center for Continuing Education is a noted fine-arts center.
Banff,former county, Scotland: see BanffshireBanffshire
former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Banffshire became (1975) part of the new Grampian region. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the former territory of Banffshire was divided
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1. a town in NE Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Pop.: 3991 (2001)
2. a town in Canada, in SW Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains: surrounded by Banff National Park. Pop.: 7135 (2001)