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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Banff within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Banff, par., parl. and royal bor., market town, seaport, and capital of Banffshire, at month of Deveron river, on Moray Firth, 65 miles NW. of Aberdeen by rail and 586 miles from London -- par., 6073 ac., pop. 5218; parl. bor., pop. 7844; royal bor., pop. 4203; 5 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. A bridge of 7 arches connects it with the town of Macduff. Banff is the head of the fishery dist. between Buckie and Fraserburgh, and cured herrings and other fish are largely exported. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) There are 2 woollen mills, a chemical manure, and a rope and sail factory; a brewery, a distillery, a tannery, &c. It was the birthplace of Archbishop Sharp (1618-1679). The burgh unites with Cullen, Elgin, Inverurie, Kintore, and Peterhead in returning 1 member to Parliament.