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Nicknamed as the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands, Aberdeen is the third most populous city in Scotland. It is also the 29th most populous city of the United Kingdom.
Aberdeen Map, Scotland
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Aberdeen City Facts

Total Area71.81 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates57.1500° N, 2.1000° W
Time ZomeGMT
MuseumsAberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Blairs Museum
UniversitiesThe University of Aberdeen
Official Websitewww.afc.co.uk/

Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, Aberdeen has been famously nicknamed as Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. The third most populous city of Scotland, Aberdeen is one of the Scotland's 32 local government council areas.

Area and Location:

Aberdeen has a total area of 72 sq miles (186 sq km) and a population of 212,125 (2001 est.). Aberdeen has a long sand beach between the two rivers, the Dee and the Don, which turns into high sand mounds north of the Don stretching as far as Fraserburgh; to the south of the Dee are steep rocky cliff faces with only minor pebble and shingle beaches in deep inlets. A number of granite outcrops along the south coast have been quarried in the past, making for spectacular scenery and good rock-climbing.

Aberdeen Climate:

Aberdeen has Oceanic Climate. The city has a milder climate. Winter months (especially December) the days are very short of about 6 hours and 40 minutes between sunrise and sunset. During summer months the days are longer of about 18 hours between sunrise and sunset.

Aberdeen Economy:

Aberdeen is one of the most prosperous cities of Scotland. The city is well renowned for the agricultural and soil research being carried out at The Macaulay Institute. The economy of Aberdeen is majorly based on electronics design and development industry, tourism industry, retail industry and petroleum industry.

Aberdeen History:

Aberdeen has been inhabited by people for 8,000 years. The city is divided in two distinctive parts as Old Aberdeen and New Aberdeen. Aberdeen was under the British domain for several years during the War of Scottish Independence. In 1319 Robert the Bruce, the king of Scotland, transformed Aberdeen into an independent community. The history of Aberdeen also says that in 1336 the city was burned by Edward III of England and was again reconstructed. Later in the 18th century Aberdeen was turned into a modern cosmopolitan city with major improvements of road and some cultural monuments.

Places to Visit in Aberdeen:

Aberdeen is a pleasant city and a vibrant place with its own history, culture and monuments. There numerous tourist attractions in Aberdeen. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Aberdeen include :
  1. Aberdeen Art Gallery - it is a historical and splendid art gallery in Scotland. This gallery was built in 1884 with fine collection of arts.
  2. Tolbooth Museum - it is one of the oldest buildings of Scotland, which has turned into a museum today. This museum provides the tourists with the history of crime and punishment of the city.
  3. Pitmeddan Garden - this is Scotland's most wonderful garden, which was built by Pitmeddan's first baronet, Sir Alexander Seton in 1675 and was renewed in 1950's.
  4. Castle Fraser - this is one of the largest and finest Scottish castles providing the historical past of the country.
  5. Malt Whisky Trail - it is the world famous trail in Scotland, quite popular among the alcoholics.

Other places to see in Aberdeen are: The West Tower of the new Town House, Union Terrace Gardens, Johnston Gardens, Duthie Park Winter Gardens, Aberdeen Beach, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Granite Architecture, Footdee, Old Aberdeen, St. Machar's Cathedral, Winter Gardens, Johnston Gardens, the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Provost Skene's House, The Marischal Museum, and much more.

Aberdeen is often regarded as "the silver city" and "the granite city" for its abundance of granite quarries. With the extensive modern building projects, Aberdeen is now well equipped with both luxury and budget hotels. Some popular hotels in Aberdeen are:
  1. Holiday Inn Aberdeen
  2. Dyce Skean Dhu
  3. Britannia Hotel Aberdeen
  4. Summerhill Hotel and Suites
  5. Mariott Aberdeen

How to Reach Aberdeen: Aberdeen being the third largest city of Scotland is accessible easily by road, with frequent car, bus and van trips from the airport and the city.

Last Updated Date: August 2nd, 2017

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