12 Amazing Facts about Inverness

St Andrew's Cathedral Inverness

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INVERNESS

  1. The very First British Cabinet meeting held outside of London, took place in Inverness.

  2. The city was only given a city status in 2001 however unlike other cities, it wasn’t given any defined boundaries.

  3. Helen Mirren got married in Ardersier.

  4. The first Inverness Castle was built out of wood and was burnt down by King Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce.

  5. Inverness holds an annual cattle and wool market.

  6. Inverness is known as the “Capital of the Highlands”.

  7. Inverness Airport was ranked the third top United Kingdom Airport Category of the Wanderlust Travel Awards, it was the highest ranking Scottish Airport.

  8. Craig Phadrig was once Pictish King’s stronghold, situated above the city, it now offers interesting forest walks and beautiful views of the Moray Firth.

  9. Abertarff House is the oldest complete building in Inverness it was built in 1593 and now owned by the National Trust of Scotland.

  10. The loch holds more fresh water than all the lochs and lakes in England and Wales combined. It is 23 miles long and about a mile wide.

  11. Loch Ness is part of the Caledonian Canal, which connects Inverness to Fort William.

  12. Inverness means “mouth of the river Ness” and is the United Kingdoms most Northerly City.

 

 

Eupen Statistics and figures

Eupen City

Eupen In Numbers

 

About Eupen

Area 40.05 sq mi
Postal Codes 4700, 4701
Area Codes  087
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Local dialing code 087
Elevation 260m

 

Population

 Population 19,461  2017
 Population Density 480/sq mi  2016
 Males  9,541  2017
 Females  9,920  2017

 

Population Nationalities

Belgium 16,115  2011
European Union  1,908  2011
Europe (other)  534  2011
Africa 148  148  2011
Other Nationality 394 2011

 

Population Age Distribution

 0 – 9 years  1,920 2011
 10 – 19 years  2,350 2011
 20 – 29 years  2,411 2011
 30 – 39 years  2,112 2011
 40 – 49 years  3,069 2011
 50 – 59 years  2,622 2011
60 – 69 years 2,059 2011
70 – 79 years 1,697 2011
80+ years 859 2011

 

 

 

11 Facts You Might Not Know About Edinburgh

Edinburgh city

11 Facts You Might Not Know About Edinburgh

 

1. The volcano`s crater got the name “Arthur`s Throne”.

2. Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire service in 1703.

3. The first king of Great Britain James I (a Scottish king James VI) was born in the Edinburgh castle.

4.The Stone of Destiny which is kept in the Edinburgh castle is still used for the crowning of English Monarchs.

   – according to legend, the real stone was secretly swapped for a fake one at some point in its history.Edinburgh replaced Scone as the capital of Scotland in 1437.

5. Originally the Scots mile was longer than the English Mile, but it was abolished as a unit of measure by the 1824 Weights and Measures Act.

6. J.K. Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter in an Edinburgh café; The Elephant.

   – took inspiration from the landscape for her characters and locations.

7. Edinburgh is also standing on seven hills like Rome and Moscow.

8. Royal Mile is the most famous street in the city

9. Edinburgh Castle’s Great Hall has a small window high above the fireplace known as “laird’s lug” which translates into “the Lord’s ear.”

10. The window allowed castle residents to eavesdrop on conversations taking place in the Great Hall.

11. Edinburgh has 112 parks and more trees per head of population than any other city in the United Kingdom.

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Edinburgh Statistics and figures

Edinburgh city

Edinburgh In Numbers

 

POPULATION

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Source: National Records of Scotland

Population 495,360 (2014)
Population: Male 252,758 (2014)
Population: Female 239,922 (2014)

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Age Group  Population
0 – 4 Year old 27,060 (2014)
5 – 11 Year old 31,753 (2014)
12 – 15 Year old 16,545 (2014)
16 – 24 Year old 68,598 (2014)
25 – 44 Year old 191,387 (2014)
45 – 64 Year old 83,528 (2014)
65 – 84 Year old 63,349 (2014)
85 Year old + 10,460 (2014)

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Population Rate
Birth rate 10.6 births per 1,000 population (2014)
Death rate 10.1 deaths per 1,000 population (2014)
Net migration rate 4.1 migrant(s) per 1,000 population (2014)

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Life expectancy at birth
Males 77.1 years (2014)
Females 81.1 years (2014)

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INCOME

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Average annual household income £38,095 (2014)
Households Income ‘Less than £15k’ 42,143 (2014)
Households Income ‘£15k to £19k ‘ 13,154 (2014)
Households Income ‘£20k to £29k’ 58,708 (2014)
Households Income ‘£30k to £39k ‘ 38,002 (2014)
Households Income ‘£40k to £49k ‘ 31,912 (2014)
Households Income ‘£50k to £59k ‘ 20,950 (2014)
Households Income ‘£60k to £69k ‘ 12,180 (2014)
Households Income ‘£70k to £99k ‘ 16,808 (2014)
Households Income ‘£100k + ‘ 9,744 (2014)

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TRANSPORT

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Number of Bus Stations 1 Table
Number of Train Stations 10 Table
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TOP TEN ORIGINS OF OVERSEAS WORKERS REGISTERED IN EDINBURGH

Source: edinburgh.gov.uk

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Country Population Recorded Years
Spain 5,110 2014 – 2016
Poland 5,080 2014 – 2016
Italy 3,280 2014 – 2016
India 2,200 2014 – 2016
France 1,690 2014 – 2016
Romaines 1,510 2014 – 2016
Greece 1,300 2014 – 2016
Ireland 1,260 2014 – 2016
China 1,260 2014 – 2016
German 1,010 2014 – 2016

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NUMBER OF PUPILS IN EDINBURGH SCHOOLS

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School type Pupils
Council primary schools 29,750 (2017)
Independent schools 11,030 (2017)
Council secondary schools 18,150 (2017)
Publicly funded early learning and childcare 10,320 (2017)
Special Schools 630 (2017)

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TOURISM IN EDINBURGH

Source: www.visitscotland.org

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Number of Visits 4.01 million (2015)
Tourist Expenditure £1,462 million (2015)
Average trip duration 3.6 days (2015)
Average Expenditure per day £101.84 (2015)

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

Photos of Deventer
  1. Deventer hosts the largest book fair in Europe.

  2. The female Jewish poet and writer Etty Hillesum lived in Deventer during the war before being deported to Auschwitz.

  3. During the production of the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, all of the scenes taking place in nearby Arnhem were filmed in Deventer.

  4. Deventer was most likely founded around 768 by the English missionary Lebuinus.

  5. Deventer was one of the first cities to be equipped with printing press, from 1477.

  6. Deventer is largely situated on the east bank of the river IJssel.

  7. Deventer received city rights in 956.

  8. The old streets around the Bergkerk, known as Bergkwartier (Mountain Quarter) situated on and around an old river dune.

  9. Deventer is the birthplace of Geert Groote, was a Dutch Roman Catholic deacon, who was a popular preacher and the founder of the Brethren of the Common Life.

  10. In 2005 the municipality of Bathmen was merged with Deventer as part of a national effort to reduce bureaucracy in the country.

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Deventer Statistics and figures

Deventer

Deventer in numbers

POPULATION

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Population 98,510 (2017)
Population Density 1,950/sq mi (2017)
Families 44,658 (2015)
Males % 49.5 (2015)
Females % 50.5 (2015)
Foreigners % 4.7 (2015)
Average age (years) 40.2 (2015)
Age Group Population Year Updated
0-14 years 17,057 (2017)
15-64 years 65,127 (2017)
65+ years 17,111 (2017)
Urbanization Population Year Updated
Highly urbanized 25,290 (2017)
Strongly urbanized 23,590 (2017)
Moderately urbanized 26,070 (2017)
Lowly urbanized 15,220 (2017)
Rural 9,130 (2017)

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LOCATION

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Postal code: 7400 – 7438
GPS coordinates: 52.255, 6.164
Local dialing code: 0570
Province: Overijssel
Longitude 6.163890
Latitude 52.255000
Elevation: 12 m
Time Zone AMT
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FACILITIES

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Number of Parks 3 (2017)
Number of Museums 15 (2017)
Number of Hospitals 3 (2017)

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TRANSPORT

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Railway stations 2
Number of airports 2

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Durham

Durham facts
  1. The name “Durham” comes from the Old English “dun”, meaning hill, and the Old Norse “holme”, which translates to island, ‘Hill Island’

  2. Durham Regatta has been held on the River Wear in Durham since 1834. It is the second oldest regatta in Britain

  3. The Bowes Museum houses a 230-year-old musical automaton in the form of a life-size Silver The Bowes MuseumSwan

  4. Durham Miners’ Gala Is The Largest Socialist Trade Union Event In The World, First held in 1871

  5. Durham City saw the birth of modern English mustard by Mrs Clements.

  6. Durham is home To The Third Oldest University In England

  7. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Was Inspired By Durham

  8. Causey Arch, The Oldest Surviving Railway Bridge In The World, Built in 1725 by Ralph Wood

  9. Durham University Oriental Museum is the only museum in the north of Britain dedicated solely to the art and archaeology of the Orient

  10. In 2007 Neil Fingleton took over Christopher Greener as the tallest man in Europe, measuring 7ft 7.56in. Born in Durham in 1980

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Durham Statistics and figures

Durham Statistics and figures

Durham in numbers

POPULATION

Source: UK National Statistics

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Population 50,000 (2011)
Students 17,505 (2014)
Males  24,049 (2011)
Females  23,736 (2011)
Age Distribution: 0-14 years 5,170 (2011)
 Age Distribution: 15-29 years 17,341 (2011)
Age Distribution: 30-44 years 7,239 (2011)
Age Distribution: 45-59 years 7,807 (2011)
Age Distribution: 60-74 years 6,892 (2011)
Age Distribution: 75+ years 3,336 (2011)

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TOTAL TRAFFIC

on major roads, in thousand vehicle miles, Year: 2016 source: Department of Transport 

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Buses & Coaches 11,004 (2016)
Motorcycles 7,534 (2016)
Cars 1,365,650 (2016)
Light Goods Vehicles 266,402 (2016)
All HGVs 117,729 (2016)
Pedal Cycles 2,058 (2016)

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CASUALTY TYPES

Source: Durham County Council, Strategic Traffic, 2016

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Fatal & Serious All 211 (2015)
Fatal & Serious Child 23 (2015)
Slight Injury 1031 (2015)

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PLACES AND FACILITIES

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Country parks 3
Nature reserves 25
Castles 14
Leisure Centre 14
Museums 29
Town Hall 1

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Dundee Statistics and figures

Dundee

Dundee In Numbers

POPULATION

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Population 148,270 2016
Number of Births 1715 2015
Number of deaths 4,842 2012-2014
Average migration in 6,987 2012-2014
Average migration out 6,676 2012-2014
Life Expectancy at Birth Male 75.3 2012-2014
Life Expectancy at Birth female 80.2 2012-2014
Number of people marrying 1,084 2014
Students 15,865 2015

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INCOME AND EARNINGS

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Median Gross Annual Pay (full time) £24,090 (2015)
Median Gross Weekly Pay (All Employees) £380.00 (2015)
number of households in Dundee City 69,534 (2015)
Quarterly Residential Property Prices £134,945 Oct–Dec 2015

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PLACES AND FACILITIES

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Parks 23
Allotments 4
Museums and galleries 11
Shopping Centres 2
Attractions 18
Countryside and wildlife 8
Local History and Heritage 11

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HOUSEHOLDS

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Total number of households (with residents) 69,193 2011
Privately owned outright 15,971 2011
Shared ownership 305 2011
Number of 4 person households 6,309 2011
Number of 5 person households 2,014 2011
Number of 3 person households 9,779 2011
Number of 2 person households 22,424 2011
Rented from local authority 12,826 2011
Privately rented 12,921 2011
Living rent free 590 2011

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee

Dundee facts

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee

 

  1. James Chalmers who invented the Adhesive Postage Stamps was born in Dundee

  2. The First ever radio broadcast was sent from Dundee. “Check 1,2”

  3. The Famous Grand Theft Auto game created by Rockstar North was founded in Dundee.

  4. Dundee has 6 twin cities, Virginia, Alexandria etc.

  5. In 1706, Britain’s first ever elephant dissection was carried out in Dundee by Doctor Patrick Blair.

  6. Dundee’s famous creations are the comics named The Dandy and The Beano, first published in the 1930’s.

  7. Aspirin was first developed by a Dundonian, in Dundee.

  8. There are two universities in Dundee. They are called the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee

  9. In Dundee, in 1965 the largest European teaching hospital was built.

  10. In Dundee in 1965 construction began on the largest teaching hospital in Europe.

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