|Edinburgh City Facts|
|Total Area||100 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||55.9500° N, 3.2200° W|
|Museums||National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, National War Museum of Scotland, The Museum of Edinburgh|
|Universities||University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University|
Area and Location:
With a total area of 100.00 sq mi (259.0 Sq km), Edinburgh is the second largest city of Scotland. The city is bounded by the Firth of Forth to the north and the Pentland Hills, which crafts the periphery of the city to the south, Edinburgh lies in the eastern portion of the Central Lowlands of Scotland.
Like rest of Scotland, Edinburgh too has a temperate, maritime climate. Winters (November to February) are mild with daytime temperatures, sometimes, falling below freezing point. Summer months (March to June) are moderate with maximum temperatures reaching to 22 °C. The proximity of the city to the sea alleviates any large discrepancies in temperature or extremes of climate. Edinburgh is a renowned “Windy City”.
Edinburgh is one of the most competitive large cities in UK according to the “Centre for International Competitiveness”. The economy of Edinburgh is principally based on the services sector – centered on banking, financial services, higher education, and tourism.
Business in Edinburgh:
The business of Edinburgh is growing at a fast rate. Investment and growth have become the main features of the business in Scotland. Edinburgh is paying more emphasis on the education, finance, health and business sectors. Tourism and retailing are also growing at a steady pace. Edinburgh is included in the list of world heritage sites and every year more and more people to visit the place.
Government of Edinburgh:
The city of Edinburgh council represents the city. There are 58 councilors in the local government of Scotland. At an interval of 4 years elections are held.
Places to Visit in Edinburgh:
The major places to see in Edinburgh are: Real Mary King's Close, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, Scott Monument, Arthur's Seat, Meadows, National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street Gardens, Old Calton Burial Ground, Our Dynamic Earth, Royal Yacht Britannia, National Gallery of Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Grassmarket, Greyfriars Kirk, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish Parliament Building and many more.
Reaching Edinburgh and Traveling around Edinburgh:
Edinburgh International Airport is the major and the busiest airport in Scotland. Edinburgh can be reached by plane, train, road, bus or boat. To travel around Edinburgh, a tourist can use public transportation or public transport. Edinburgh Coach Lines operate service 13, a bus of use for many visitors as it is the only route serving the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery. Another bus service provider is Lothian Buses, which is one of the largest in Edinburgh. The city can be travelled by car, trams, trains or taxis.
Last Updated on: July 24, 2012