Edinburgh Quick Facts & Figures

Edinburgh in Scotland Map
Edinburgh in Scotland Map © Barryob

Historic Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland that is located in the south east of Scotland. The city has a natural scenic setting and has been described as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is home to many historic buildings, the most famous is Edinburgh Castle that attracts many visitors both from the UK and internationally each year. The compact city is known for its scenic setting, with plenty of history and tradition alongside being a modern, dynamic capital city that is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The city is host to a number of international festivals, art galleries, bars and restaurants that give it a very cosmopolitan flavour. Much of the compact city and its many attractions can be explored by foot. Edinburgh is both a university city and the seat of the Scottish Government with locals known as Edinburgians.

Edinburgh Quick Facts

Population: 486,000

Region: Lothian, City of Edinburgh

Area total: 259 sq km

Languages: English, Scots & Scottish Gaelic

Demonym: Edinburgian

Dialling Code: 0131

Postcode Area EH

Closest Airports: Edinburgh International Airport.

Football Clubs: Hibernian FC and Heart of Midlothian FC.

Local Food: Shortbread, Haggis, Cranachan fish and chips, Porridge and Oatcakes.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Dunfermline, Livingstone, Kirkcaldy, Glasgow and Stirling.

Famous Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, St Giles’ Cathedral, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh University, Scottish National Galleries, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scott Monument, Edinburgh Old and New Towns.

World Heritage Sites: Edinburgh World Heritage Site including Old and New Towns.

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