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Kincardine,former county, E Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Kincardineshire became (1975) part of the new Grampian region. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the territory of the former county became part of the council area of AberdeenshireAberdeenshire,
council area (1993 est. pop. 223,630), 2,438 sq mi (6,315 sq km), and former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Aberdeenshire (or Aberdeen) became part of the Grampian region in 1975.
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a former county of E Scotland: became part of Grampian region in 1975 and part of Aberdeenshire in 1996
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