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Clackmannanshire (Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn in Gaelic; nicknamed "the wee county") is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area, bordering Perth and Kinross, Stirling and Fife.

The council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the former Clackmannan district of the Central region. The district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to include the county of Clackmannan and Muckhart area of the county of Perth.

According to the legislation of 1996, the council area was to have the name, Clackmannan, of the former district, but this was changed to Clackmannanshire, by the council using its own powers.

In terms of population, it is the smallest council area in mainland Scotland, with a population of 49,000, around half of whom live in the main town, Alloa, which is the administrative centre, having outgrown the town of Clackmannan in 1822.

The motto of Clackmannanshire was "Look Aboot Ye" (Circumspice in Latin), however this was dropped in 2007 as part of a re-branding exercise to "More Than You Imagine".

The Ochil Hills lie in the northern part of the area. It mostly comprises a lowland plain, forming the straths of the River Forth and of the River Devon, which joins the Forth near Cambus.

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