Scotland is a country of the United Kingdom, with the capital city in Edinburgh, occupying the northern part of the United Kingdom, with 186 islands. Scotland has a separate authority for governing, the Parliament of Scotland, and a government, founded in 1999.
Scotland can be divided into three regions, considering the particularities of the relief. The Southern Uplands, the central Lowlands (with a high population density, rich in mining products and with a prosperous agriculture, and the Southern Uplands with Shetland and the Orcade Archipelago.
The Southern Uplands are charming because of the unusual relief, favoring the agriculture. The sightseeing resembles with England, and the parcels of lands are delimited with stone fences.
The central Lowlands are crossed by the rivers Clyde, Forth and Tay. In this region, the agriculture is developed, as the relief is not that high.
Almost three quarters of the Scotland population can be found in this area. The eastern and western extremities are covered by huge urban areas like Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Highlands are situated in the Northern area, a rocky area that covers almost three quarters of Scotland. The forests were cut in the 18th century on large portions, as the surfaces were needed to grow animals. Some of the areas of this land are practically not populated.
Edinburgh became the Royal residence in the XI century. However, starting with the XVII century, the city loses its importance; the Castle of Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful Scottish castles, reminding of the glorious past of the country. The New Town is also great, being limited by the Princess St Gardens in the north.
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