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Population of Edinburgh
At the last census the population was 492,680
"Auld Reekie", "Edina", "Athens of the North"
Banking has been an integral part of the Edinburgh economy for over 300 years. The financial services industry is a large employer for Edinburgh with Edinburgh being ranked 4th largest financial centre in terms of equity assets
Following local government reorganisation in 1996, Edinburgh constitutes one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. Like all other local authorities of Scotland, the council has powers over most matters of local administration such as housing, planning, local transport, parks, economic development and regeneration.
There are four universities in Edinburgh University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Heiot-Watt University
The River the Water of Leith flows through Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's biggest airport which handles around 9 million passengers a year.
Edinburgh Evening News, Johnston Press, The Scotsman (Newspapers), Forth 1, Forth 2 Eklipse Sports Radio
Famous People from Edinburgh
Sean Connery (Actor), Ronnie Corbett (Actor), Kirsty Gallacher (Presenter), Neil Alexander (Football), Darren Fletcher (Football), Gavin Hastings (Rugby), Chris Paterson (Rugby), David Bryce (Architect), Iain Banks (Novelist)
Edinburgh is twinned with 14 towns/cities, Munich (Germany), Nice (France), Florence (Italy), Dunedin (New Zealand), Vancouver (Canada), San Diego California (United States), Xi’an (China), Segovia (Spain), Kiev (Ukraine), Aalborg (Denmark), Kyoto Prefecture (Japan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Krakow (Poland), Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Edinburgh has a temperate maritime climate which is relatively mild. Summer temperatures average between 17 – 19C with winter temperatures averaging between 1.3 – 1.5C. Annual rainfall in Edinburgh is 704mm
Edinburgh Castle, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, St Giles Cathedral, Gilmerton Cove, Forth Road Bridge, St Marys Cathedral, The Scottish Parliament