• Capital: Edinburgh

Facts

  • Population: 5 million (2001 census)
  • Languages: English, Gaelic
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Currency: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence

Geography

  • Area: 78,772 km² (30,414 sq miles)

Notes

  • Status: Semi-autonomous part of the United Kingdom
  • Main exports: Food/drink, chemicals/petroleum products

Tourism

  • Best drive in Britain: A82, Glen Coe, Scottish Highlands

Last Updated: