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Aberdeen


Sometimes known as the "Granite City" after the locally mined stone used in many of its buildings, Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland in the UK. As of 2005, Aberdeen had an estimated population of 202,370.


Key Facts About Aberdeen


Aberdeen
Here are some key facts about Aberdeen:
  1. Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city.

  2. Aberdeen is located in northern Scotland between the mouths of the River Dee and the River Don.

  3. People from Aberdeen are called Aberdonians.

  4. Aberdeen has a number of traditional nicknames:

    • The Granite City

    • The Grey City

    • The Silver City with Golden Sands

    All the nicknames refer that many of the cities buildings (especially those built between the mid 18th century and the mid 20th century) were at least partially constructed from locally quarried grey granite (grey granite sometimes appears to sparkle due to the high mica content).

  5. Aberdeen has been an important center of the oil industry since the discovery of North Sea Oil in the 1970s.

    As a result, Aberdeen has acquired some newer nicknames referring to this fact:

    • The Oil Capital of Europe

    • The Energy Capital of Europe

  6. Today, the oil industry is the dominant industry in the city. Traditional industries also include fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles.

  7. Aberdeen is home to one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world, and Northeast Scotland's busiest seaport - largely due to the oil industry.

  8. Aberdeen is also a major educational center, being home to two major universities: the University of Aberdeen, and The Robert Gordon University.

  9. Since 2010, Aberdeen has hosted the Aberdeen International Youth Festival each year. This is a festival of youth arts which attracts over 1,000 young people.

  10. Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom (a horticultural competition organized by the Royal Horticultural Society), a record 10 times.


Attractions and Places of Interest in Aberdeen


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Weather in Aberdeen


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Scotland: Scotland Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To Scotland - The Places You Have To See (Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee) (Volume 1)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Scotland offers astonishing variety: its iconic lochs and mountains, as well as lively cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, have strong allure. St. Andrews is a pilgrimage for golfers; castles dot the country; and whisky distilleries are gaining popularity. Scotland's customs and products--from tartans to tweeds--are known worldwide, but there's nothing like experiencing them firsthand.

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· Major sights such as The Calanais Standing Stones, Tobermory, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and Kelvingrove
· Coverage of Edinburgh and the Lothians, Glasgow, The Borders and the Southwest, Fife and Angus, The Central Highlands, Aberdeen and the Northeast, Argyll and the Isles, Inverness and Around the Great Glen, The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands

Collins Handy Road Atlas Scotland

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This easy-to-use, handy A5-sized road atlas is your ideal companion for traveling around Scotland, with extremely clear route-planning maps of Scotland and detailed plans of the major cities and towns

These clear, attractive route planning maps of the whole of Scotland, which are small enough to fit into a glove box or briefcase, are supported by comprehensive, fully indexed city center street maps of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, and Perth. The main maps have a scale of 1:625,000, or 9.9 miles to 1 inch. Places of tourist interest are highlighted. The atlas has attractive layer coloring showing land height, and the road network is fully classified and color coded. There is detailed street mapping of large cities, including: Edinburgh, which includes the Royal Mile with all its attractions clearly marked, Leith, and Holyrood Park; Glasgow, including the West End, city center, and M74 extension; Aberdeen; and street maps, with indexes, of Dundee, Inverness, and Perth city centers. A handy distance calculator chart highlights distances between the major towns. Administrative areas map show council areas, and a transport connections section lists all the airports and details of all vehicle ferries into and within Scotland.

Top 20 Places to Visit in Scotland - Top 20 Scotland Travel Guide (Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Skye, Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Dundee, & More) (Europe Travel Series Book 25)

By Atsons

Released: 2015-04-20
Kindle Edition (47 pages)

Top 20 Places to Visit in Scotland - Top 20 Scotland Travel Guide (Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Skye, Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Dundee, & More) (Europe Travel Series Book 25)
 
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Scotland's Golf Courses

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Aberdeen Univ Pr
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