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Town (pop., 2004 est.: 38,600), Fife council area and historic county, eastern Scotland. It was established in 1948 as the country's second new town to provide housing for coal miners near the experimental Rothes Colliery. When the coal-mining industry declined, new industries were developed, including the manufacture of electronic components, computers, and plastics.
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