Population of Dumfries?

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Stuart McLaren
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Population of Dumfries?

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I was looking at the Wikipedia Page, "List of towns and cities in Scotland by population", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_t ... population, which has Dumfries listed at 23 with a population of 33,440, which is around what I have always believed. However, if you click on Dumfries in this list, it takes you to the Dumfries Wikipedia Page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumfries, and the right hand panel on this pages gives the population as "48,229 (mid-2016 est.)" and quotes a source of ""Mid-2016 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2020.". Anyone got any idea why there's such a big difference (and I know you can't rely on Wikipedia!).


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