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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 CovenantersCovenanters
, in Scottish history, groups of Presbyterians bound by oath to sustain each other in the defense of their religion. The first formal Covenant was signed in 1557, signaling the beginning of the Protestant effort to seize power in Scotland.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
a city and port in Scotland, on the coast of the North Sea, in the estuary of the Firth of Tay. Population, 184,400 (1968). It has a railway junction and a bridge over the bay. There is a jute industry. Electrical engineering, textiles, and other branches of machine building are well developed, as well as the production of office equipment, paper, linoleum, watches, and food products (marmalade and flour). There is a university college.