interesting facts about Scotland

September 21, 2009 | In: Countries facts

The motto of Scotland is ‘No one provokes me with impunity’.

Scotland has only 5 million inhabitants, about 8.5% of the UK’s population.

Edinburgh was the first city in the world with its own fire-brigade.

Theatre lovers from around the world come to Edinburgh for its famous theatres festival.

Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland, like Rome, was built on seven hills.

Television, telephone, video cassette recorder, finger printing, home of golf, tarmacadam, and penicillin were all Scottish inventions.

Scotland’s area is 78,772 km. It is the 112th largest country in the world by size.

The animal symbol of Scotland is the unicorn.

There are many famous universities in Scotland including the University of St.Andrews, Edinburgh University and Glasgow University.

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