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NICKLAUS FAREWELL AT ST ANDREWS
American golfer Jack Nicklaus waves an emotional farewell on the famous Swilken bridge in his last British Open championship at on the Old Course of St. Andrews on Friday 15 July 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Coordinates: 56°20′13″N 2°47′59″W / 56.336978°N 2.799761°W / 56.336978; -2.799761

St Andrews (Scottish Gaelic: Cill Rìmhinn) is a town and former royal burgh on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. According to the recent population estimate (2006), the town has a population of 16,596, making this the fifth largest settlement in Fife. It is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle. It is home to Scotland's oldest university, the University of St Andrews.

From mediaeval times until the Reformation, St Andrews was the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland: its bishop being the primus of the Scottish church. Today, its historic cathedral lies in ruins.

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