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Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner in New York, December 9, 2014. The event is created to support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities and investment in the university's media and science faculties, sports centers and lectureship in American literature. UPI//Carlo Allegri/Pool
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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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