Banff


Banff
/bamf/, n.
1. Also called Banffshire /bamf"shear, -sheuhr/. a historic county in NE Scotland.
2. a seaport in this district. 3723.
3. a resort town in Banff National Park. 3410.

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      town, southwestern Alberta, Canada. Banff lies along the glacial-green Bow River, near scenic Lake Louise and within the boundaries of Banff National Park, of which it is the headquarters. Named by Lord Strathcona for the Scottish royal burgh of Banff, the settlement developed as a resort after the arrival (1883) of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the establishment (1885) of Banff National Park. Situated along the Trans-Canada Highway, it is a year-round tourist, recreation, and convention centre, with hot sulfur springs, skiing facilities, a school of fine arts, museums, and an archive of the Rocky Mountains. Facilities for tourists and other visitors have expanded greatly since 1990, when Banff, which used to be administered by the national park authorities, became a self-governing municipality. At the beginning of the 21st century, growth pressures sometimes created conflict between commercial interests and the conservation objectives of the national park. Pop. (2006) 6,700.

      ancient royal burgh (town), Aberdeenshire council area, historic county of Banffshire, northeastern Scotland. It is a North Sea port and lies on the western bank of the River Deveron opposite its sister town, Macduff, to which it is connected by a bridge (1799). By the 12th century Banff was a thriving member of a league of Scottish ports. Its castle (the remains of which still exist), built originally as a defense against Viking raids, was then a royal residence and the town a royal burgh, whose charters date from 1163, 1324, and 1372 (still extant). Duff House, the town's architectural showpiece, was designed by William Adam (c. 1735) and presented to the burgh in 1906. Local industries include fishing, brewing, distilling, food processing, and tourism. Banff is the historic county town (seat) of Banffshire. Pop. (2001) 3,991.

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