|Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè |
|City of Discovery|
Top: Tay Rail Bridge, Middle: RRS Discovery and City Centre, Bottom left: Magdalen Yard Bandstand, Bottom right: University of Dundee.
Dundee shown within Scotland
|Area||26 sq mi (67 km2) |
|Population||152,320  (2008)|
|- Density||8,541.8 /sq mi (3,298.0 /km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|- Edinburgh||36.3 mi (58.4 km) SSW|
|- London||362.0 mi (582.6 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Dundee East|
|Scottish Parliament||Dundee City East|
|Dundee City West|
|North East Scotland|
Dundee is a city on the east coast of Scotland where the River Tay flows into the North Sea. It is the fourth largest city in Scotland. Dundee has a population of 143,090 people. It was famous as the city of "Jute, jam, and journalism", because jute and jam were made there, and several newspapers were printed in the city.
There are two universities in Dundee. They are called the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee.
It also is home to two professional football teams. Dundee F.C., who play in the Scottish First Division and Dundee United F.C., who play in the Scottish Premier League. Unusually, their stadiums (Dens Park and Tannadice) are very close together, in the same street.
Dundee Airport serves the area.
References[change | edit source]
- "''Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-names of Scotland''". Gaelicplacenames.org. http://www.gaelicplacenames.org/databasedetails.php?id=511. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
- Population Matters
- Mid-2008 Population Estimates
- Google Maps Tannadice and Dens Park