Map of Aberdeen City
You can use this map of Aberdeenshire to research your holiday in Scotland, as it reveals the major tourist attractions and the administrative divide of this province, together with its major cities. The surrounding districts are also included in detail, which makes this map of Aberdeenshire the perfect companion in trips that take you all around this part of Scotland and are not limited to Aberdeenshire. You can also use the map of Aberdeenshire to plan your travel insurance costs and other travel related expenses depending on how much time your vacation will take and how many sights you want to visit.
Aberdeen City is considered as Scotland’s third most populated areas. It is one of the 32 local government council areas while it is the 37th most built-up areas in the United Kingdom. It has an official estimated population of about 220,000.
Unlike other cities in Scotland, Aberdeen City is also known as the Granite City, the Grey City and the City with the Golden Sands. During the 20th century, the buildings in Aberdeen incorporated locally acquired grey granite which sparkled because of its high content of mica. The city is characterized by its long and very sandy coastline.
In the 1970s, one of the best things that happened to Aberdeen City was the discovery of oil in the North Sea. Because of that, it has also been known, since then, as the Oil Capital of Europe or sometimes, the Energy Capital of Europe. The area surrounding the Aberdeen has been occupied with human settlers for over 8,000 years. The early village settlers created their homes at the mouths of the Don and Dee rivers.
King David I gave Aberdeen its Royal Burgh status. This proclamation paved the way for the city to grow economically. The two prestigious universities found in Aberdeen have made it the centre for education in the north east coast. The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1945 while the other university, The Robert Gordon University was established in 1992.
Aberdeen thrives in its traditional industries particularly in paper-making, fishing and shipbuilding. All of these industries, including textiles, have been left behind by the advancements in the oil industry as well as the Aberdeen’s seaport. Its seaport is one of the largest in the north eastern part of Scotland.