Dundee

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City of Dundee
Dùn Dè
City and council area
Top: Tay Rail Bridge, Middle: RRS Discovery and City Centre, Bottom left: Magdalen Yard Bandstand, Bottom right: University of Dundee.
Official seal of City of Dundee
Seal
Etymology: Scottish Gaelic - Dùn Dè (Tay Fort)[1]
Nickname(s): "The City of Discovery"
Dundee is located in Scotland
Dundee
Dundee
Location in Scotland
Dundee is located in Europe
Dundee
Dundee
Dundee (Europe)
Coordinates: 56°27′43″N 2°58′15″W / 56.462°N 2.9707°W / 56.462; -2.9707Coordinates: 56°27′43″N 2°58′15″W / 56.462°N 2.9707°W / 56.462; -2.9707
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Country  Scotland
Council Area Dundee City
Lieutenancy Area Dundee
Founded c. 11th century AD
Burgh Charter 1191
City Status 1889
Government
 • Body Dundee City Council
 • Lord Provost

Ian Borthwick

[2]
 • Leader of Dundee City Council

John Alexander (councillor)

[3]
 • MSPs
 • MPs
Area[4]
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2016)[6]
 • Total 148,270
 • Rank 4th, Scotland
 • Density 2,478/km2 (6,420/sq mi)
 • Metro 237,000[5]
 • Language(s) English, Scots
Demonym(s) Dundonian
Time zone GMT (UTC±0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcode Areas DD1-5
Area code(s) 01382
ISO 3166-2 GB-DND
ONS Code S12000042
OS Grid Reference NO4030
NUTS 3 UKM21
Primary Airport Dundee Airport
Website www.dundeecity.gov.uk

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. 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.

Dundee has a population of 148,260 people. It is the fourth largest city in Scotland.

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. and Dundee United F.C., who both play in the Scottish Premier League. Unusually, their stadiums (Dens Park and Tannadice) are very close together, in the same street.[7]

Dundee Airport serves the area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland". 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. "Borthwick for Lord Provost as SNP and veteran councillor strike administration deal - The Courier". thecourier.co.uk. 
  3. "VIDEO: New council leader reveals the Dundee team he supports in Tele Q&A" – via www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population Matters" (PDF). Dundee City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  5. "Scottish Census 2011". Scotland's Census. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  6. "Mid-Year Population Estimates - Scotland 2016" (PDF). National Records of Scotland. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  7. Google Maps Tannadice and Dens Park