Scotland at a glance

Capital: Edinburgh pop. 495,360 (City & Council area-2011)
Largest City: Glasgow pop. 598,830 (2011)
Official Language: English
Regional languages: Scottish Gaelic, Scots
Government: Devolved government within constitutional monarchy
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
First Minister: Alex Salmond MSP
Prime Minister UK: David Cameron MP
Legislature: Scottish Parliament
Total Surface Area Scotland: 78,387 km2 - 30,414 sq mi
Total Water Area Scotland: 1.9 %
Population: 5,295,400 [2011 Census]
Density: 67.5/km2 - 174.1/sq mi
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Ethnic groups (2001): 88.09% Scottish (white)
7.37% Other British (white)
2.49% Other white
2.01% others

GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
- Total $235.000 billion
- Per capita $44,378 (8th)

Time zone: GMT (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +44
Internet TLD: .uk
Patron saint: St Andrew, St Margaret, St Columba
Anthem: Flower of Scotland
Motto: "In My Defens God Me Defend"
Demonym: Scottish, Scots
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