Forfar is located in the county of Angus, Scotland, five miles south-east of the town of Kirriemuir, 13 miles north of the major city of Dundee, 49 miles north of Edinburgh, 357 miles north of Cardiff, and 372 miles north of London. Forfar falls within the unitary authority of Angus. It is in the DD8 postcode district.
Forfar is in the ceremonial county of Angus, the historic county of Angus, and the administrative county of Angus.
Forfar is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Angus, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Angus.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Forfar is DD8 1BB.
Forfar is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the DD8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the DD8 postcode district.
The centre of Forfar is located at position 56.64407° latitude and -2.88897° longitude.
The centre of Forfar is located at the grid reference easting 345580 and northing 750604 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Forfar relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Forfar to the centre of the town.
Position of Forfar relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Forfar to the centre of the city.