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Dumfries and Galloway is a council area of Scotland. Created in 1996, the council is the border region of Scotland with the county of Cumbria on its south. South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and the Borders constitute its other boundaries. Dumfries and Galloway has a total population of 148,200, most of which live in urban areas while the rest dwelling in villages and hamlets. The River Nith cuts across the council area, which falls under the Southern Uplands geographical boundaries. Dumfries is the administrative centre of the council area and its largest town. The town is located a few miles from the place where the River Nith empties into the Solway Firth. Dumfries and Galloway has a rich history where it witnessed many skirmishes between the Scots and the British. It has since developed into a major trade centre with booming industry and services. Find your new home in Dumfries and Galloway today.