Cupar is a town, former royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland. It lies between Dundee and Glenrothes. Cupar is the ninth largest settlement in Fife, and sits at the heart of a larger civil parish. It is the historic county town of Fife, although the council now sits at Glenrothes.
Fife Council is the largest employer in the area. Many people are employed in food and drink. The larger employers were Kettle Produce (fruit and vegetable producer) and Fishers Services Ltd. Other employers include Elmwood College (Fife education); Scotsfruit Ltd (food and drink); Quaker Oats Ltd (food and drink) and Fisher and Donaldson (food and drink). The main shopping facilities are located in the centre of Fife, including family-owned businesses and some chain stores. The Cupar and Howe of Fife local plan includes a proposal to upgrade shopping facilities to produce a secondary retail area in Fife.
Cupar has a population of over 9,000 people. Cupar also forms part of the wider Cupar area which has a population of over 11,183 people.