Facts About Scotland

A lot of people come to Scotland from countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia. They are interested to see the place where their mother tongue has developed and all the history connected to it.

If that’s where you are from, you must know that compared to your country Scotland is really tiny. It is small even by European standards. The country is just a little bigger than the states of New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts combined.

The country is only about 250 miles long and 150 miles wide, which means that you can easily drive around the entire country in just one day. For this reason, if you find a place that you really like, you can stay there, make it your base and make day trips from it. If you like staying in different hotels and inns, you can also choose different places in different parts of the country and change hotels as you move.

Scotland is located on the water. Most of the country is located 30 miles or closer to the sea. A lot of people don’t realize that Scotland has over 700 islands, most of which are uninhabited.

The population of the country has been the same for the last half-century and is around 5 million people. This means that while the country of Scotland is small, it is also not densely populated. The majority of people live in or around two biggest cities in the country which are Edinburgh and Scotland. Together, the cities have a population of about 1 million people.

If you have never been to the United Kingdom, you may have a hard time telling Scots from the English. You should do your best to avoid this mistake even though Scotland has been a little more than an administrative part of the United Kingdom since its union with England in 1707.