1. City in Georgia (USA).
2. City in South Dakota (USA); zip code 57059.
3. City in Texas (USA); zip code 76379.
4. One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts.
The northernmost part of Britain, formerly an independent country, now part of the uk.
Area 78,470 sq km/30,297 sq mi.
Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen.
Features the Highlands in the N (with the Grampian Mountains); central Lowlands, including valleys of the Clyde and Forth, with most of the country’s population and industries; Southern Uplands (including the Lammermuir Hills); and islands of the Orkneys, Shetlands, and Western Isles; the world’s greatest concentration of nuclear weapons are at the uk and us bases on the Clyde, near Glasgow; 8,000-year-old pinewood forests once covered 1,500,000 hectares/3,706,500 acres, now reduced to 12,500 hectares/30,900 acres; there are at least 104,876 hectares of native woodlands remaining in the Highlands 1994, covering only 2% of the total area.
Industry electronics, marine and aircraft engines, oil, natural gas, chemicals, textiles, clothing, printing, paper, food processing, tourism.
Currency pound sterling.
Population (1988 est) 5,094,000.
English; Scots, a lowland dialect (derived from Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon); Gaelic spoken by 1.3%, mainly in the Highlands.
Presbyterian (Church of Scotland), Roman Catholic.
Robert Bruce, Walter Scott, Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Adam Smith.
Scotland sends 72 members to the uk Parliament at Westminster. Local government is on similar lines to that of England, but there is a differing legal system (see Scottish law).