, also known as Angus
, was a former Scottish county
situated to the north of the Firth of Tay
, with a North Sea
coast stretching along it's easternmost parts. It measured about 36 miles across, both from north
, and from east
The county town was Forfar, and other towns included Dundee, Montrose, Arbroath, Brechin, Kirriemuir, and Carnoustie.
In 1974, as part of the Scottish local government reorganisation of that year, Forfarshire was absorbed into Tayside region.