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Scotland - Alba
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Scotland is considered to be one of the six modern Celtic nations. It is part of the United Kingdom, located north of England on the island of Britain. Scotland, known as Alba in Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), has a population of more than 5,000,000 people. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and Glasgow is Scotland's most populous city.
Capital: Edinburgh
Population: Circa 5,200,000
Interesting facts:
Edinburgh was a center of Enlightenment thought in the 1700s.
Renowned economist Adam Smith (1723-1790), author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
The bagpipes are a famous Scottish musical instrument. Historians believe that bagpipes were introduced to ancient Britannia by the Romans.
Scottish clans physically identify themselves with distinctive tartans, the plaid patterns seen on kilts.
Famous Scots include Andrew Carnegie, Robert Burns, Macbeth, William Wallace, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Davidson, Sir Alexander Fleming, James Watt, John Muir, Susan Boyle, Donovan Leitch, Sheena Easton, Paolo Nutini, and Rod Stewart.
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