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Scotland

Scotland Facts

  • Name: Scotland
  • Capital City: Edinburgh (477,660 pop.)
  • Scotland Population: 5,295,400 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: British Pound Sterling (GBP)
    (conversion rates)


    One British Pound Sterling
  • Ethnicity: White 98.2%, South Asian 1.1%, Chinese 0.31%, Mixed 0.24, Black 0.15%
  • GDP total: $139.774 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $43,492 (2012 est.)
  • Holidays
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Gaelic, Scots
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston, Cumbernauld, Hamilton, Kirkcady
  • Name: Scotland's name comes from the Latin word term used to describe the people of Scotland and Ireland.
  • National Day: November 30, celebrates Saint Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
  • Religion: Christianity 98%, 2% others
  • Symbols

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