Dundee

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Coordinates: 56°27′50″N 2°58′12″W / 56.464°N 2.970°W / 56.464; -2.970

Dundee
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè [1]
Scots: Dundee
City of Discovery
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Top: Tay Rail Bridge, Middle: RRS Discovery and City Centre, Bottom left: Magdalen Yard Bandstand, Bottom right: University of Dundee.
Dundee is located in Scotland
Dundee
 Dundee shown within Scotland
Area  26 sq mi (67 km2[2]
Population 152,320 [3] (2008)
    - Density  8,541.8 /sq mi (3,298.0 /km2)
Language English, Scots
OS grid reference NO4030
    - Edinburgh  36.3 mi (58.4 km) SSW 
    - London  362.0 mi (582.6 km) SSE 
Council area Dundee
Lieutenancy area Dundee
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD1–DD5
Dialling code 01382
Police
Fire
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dundee East
Dundee West
Scottish Parliament Dundee City East
Dundee City West
Angus South
North East Scotland
Website www.dundeecity.gov.uk
List of places
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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.[4]

Dundee Airport serves the area.

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