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Dundee


Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland. It is located on the North bank of the Firth of Tay which feeds into the North Sea, and as of 2012 had an estimated population of 156,561.


Key Facts about Dundee


Here are some key facts about Dundee:
  1. Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland.

  2. It is located on the North bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.

  3. As of 2012, Dundee had an estimated population of 156,561.

  4. The city of Dundee's population has actually been in decline in recent years. The population peaked in 1971 at 182,204.

  5. Dundee is sometimes said to be built on the "three Js" - jam, jute, and journalism, all of which were important in the city's history.

  6. Dundee has a long association with scientific activities. The city is today promoted using the slogan "One City, Many Discoveries", referring both to this history, and the fact that Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel, RRS Discovery, was built in Dundee, and the ship is now berthed in the city harbour.

  7. The principal road serving Dundee is the A90. The A90 connects to the M90 and Perth in the West, and to Forfar and Aberdeen to the North.

  8. There are two passenger rail stations serving the city: Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station and Broughty Ferry Station.

  9. Dundee Airport provides commercial flights to LondonCity Airport. Until late 2012, flights were also available to Birmingham and Belfast.



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