Perth (locally: [ˈpɛrθ] ; Scottish Gaelic: Peairt [pʰɛrˠʃtʲ]) is a city in central Scotland, on the banks of the River Tay. It is the administrative centre of Perth and Kinross council area and is the historic county town of Perthshire. It had a population of about 47,430 in 2018.
There has been a settlement at Perth since prehistoric times. It is a natural mound raised slightly above the flood plain of the Tay, at a place where the river could be crossed on foot at low tide. The area surrounding the modern city is known to have been occupied ever since Mesolithic hunter-gatherers arrived there more than 8,000 years ago. Nearby Neolithic standing stones and circles date from about 4,000 BC, a period that followed the introduction of farming into the area.
July is the hottest month ☀️, with average temperature of 60° degrees. December is the coldest month ❄️, with average temperature of 38° degrees. August is the wettest month 💧, with 3.15 In. of rain and/or snow.
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