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by Vishal Kumar

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It is described as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is the largest financial center in the United Kingdom after London.

Edinburgh Map

Edinburgh City Facts

Total Area 100 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates 55.9500° N, 3.2200° W
Time Zone GMT
Demonyms Edinburger
Language English
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
Official Website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/


Located in the southeastern region of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Edinburgh is nicknamed the Athens of the North. The city was one of the major historical centers of the “Age of Enlightenment”. The Old Town and the New Town districts of Edinburgh have been listed as “UNESCO World Heritage Site” in 1995. Edinburgh has a total population of about 548,000. Edinburgh was founded prior to the 7th century. The Districts of Edinburgh are Old Town, New Town, Stockbridge, Canonmills, Leith, Edinburgh/East, Edinburgh/South, and Edinburgh/West.

Area and Location :

With a total area of 100.00 sq mi (259.0 sq km), Edinburgh is the second largest city in 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.

Climate :

Like the rest of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate, maritime climate. Winters (November to February) are mild with daytime temperatures, sometimes, falling below freezing point. The summer months (March to June) are moderate with maximum temperatures reaching 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”.

Economy :

Edinburgh is one of the most competitive large cities in the 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 has been included in the list of world heritage sites and every year more and more people 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 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 traveled by car, trams, trains or taxis.

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