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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Edinburgh (in Scots: Embra/E'nburrie), Scotland, UK
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About EdinburghSatellite View is showing Edinburgh, since 1437 the capital of Scotland, UK.
The city is located in the Lothian region at the Firth of Forth, the estuary of the River Forth in south-east Scotland about 535 km (330 mi) northwest of London.
The city is the center of Scotland for centuries. In the early 12th century David I, King of the Scots, established the town of Edinburgh as one of Scotland's earliest royal burghs (borough). Today Edinburgh has a population of about 488,000 inhabitants (in 2013), more than 770,000 people live in the metropolitan area.
The Scottish capital is seat of the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament. Official languages are English, recognized regional languages are Scottish Gaelic and Scots.
View of Edinburgh's Old Town from the Scott Monument. Arthur's Seat in background (a mountain in virtue).
Photo: Saskia van de Nieuwenhof
The city boasts with cultural and historical attractions: the Edinburgh International Festival, the annual festival of performing arts; the National Museum of Scotland, and Scotland's art gallery, the Scottish National Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, with its collection of modern art. Edinburgh was named the world's first UNESCO City of Literature in 2004.
Popular places to visit are the Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress, and the Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a world-renowned scientific center for the study of plants. Historical places are the Edinburgh Vaults, the chambers in the arches of the South Bridge, Gladstone's Land, a 17th century high-tenement house, Lauriston Castle, a 16th-century tower and the Georgian House, an 18th-century townhouse. A must visit is the Old Town with Cockburn Street.
The Map shows a city map of Edinburgh with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find BAA Edinburgh (IATA code: EDI) 13 km (8 mi) by road in west from Edinburgh Old Town.
Just zoom in to see St Giles' Cathedral, in the heart of the Old Town.
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||Local Time Edinburgh:
Thursday-February-11 02:21Standard time zone: No UTC/GMT offset
Daylight saving time (BST) in use from end of March until end of October, time zone offset: UTC/GMT +1 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable map and satellite view of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
City Coordinates: 55°56′58″N 3°9′37″W
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