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Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

The city of Edinburgh, on the east coast, is the country's capital, seat of government and chief commercial centre. The country's largest city is Glasgow. Other major cities include Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Inverness.

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Reading these articles first may help you get started with your Scottish research.

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