Scotland at a glance

Capital: Edinburgh pop. 488,050 (City & Council area-2018)
Largest City: Glasgow pop. 626,410 (City & Council area-2019)
Official Language: English
Regional languages: Scottish Gaelic, Scots
Government: Devolved government within constitutional monarchy
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
First Minister: Nicola Sturgeon MSP
Deputy First Minister: John Swinney MSP
Prime Minister UK: Boris Johnson MP
Legislature: Scottish Parliament
Total Surface Area Scotland: 78,387 km2 - 30,414 sq mi
Total Water Area Scotland: 1.9 %
Population: 5,424,800 [2017 Estimate]
Density: 67.5/km2 - 174.1/sq mi
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Ethnic groups (2001): 88.09% Scottish (white)
7.37% Other British (white)
2.49% Other white
2.01% others

GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
- Total $235.000 billion
- Per capita $44,378 (8th)

Time zone: GMT (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +44
Internet TLD: .uk
Patron saint: St Andrew, St Margaret, St Columba
Anthem: Flower of Scotland
Motto: "In My Defens God Me Defend"
Demonym: Scottish, Scots
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Aberdeen City
Argyll and Bute
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Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Eilean Siar
Glasgow City
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perthshire and Kinross
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian

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