Angus can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the topography
is mountainous. This is the area of the Five Glens of Angus
, which is sparsely populated and where the main industry is hill farming
. To the south and east the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. This area is well populated, with the larger towns. In between lies Strathmore
(the Great Valley
), which is a fertile agricultural area noted for the growing of potatoes, soft fruit and the raising of Angus cattle
. Montrose in the north east of the county is notable for its tidal basin.