Aberdeen has many names. It is the most important seaport and fishing port of Scotland and is called Grey City, Granite City because of the peculiarities of the granite – the main building material. Aberdin is also known as the Oil Capital of Europe, because of the North Sea offshore, where the oil is extracted not far from the city.
Aberdeen was created in 1891 by the merger of the two towns of Old and New Aberdeen, which lay in the Don and Dee estates respectively. The citys history began 8,000 years ago when various tribes of hunter-gatherers began to settle there. The Celtics and Picts began to occupy north-eastern Scotland about 200 years ago, and the Romans entered in the 1st century, but did not manage to establish themselves there. Already in the 6th century there are documented proofs of the existence of one of the two Aberdinians. In the 12th and 14th centuries, Aberdeen was granted royal rights and became a division of the Scottish kings. He was occasionally subjected to attacks by the English (1336), suffered in civil wars (1644), and suffered from the plague (1647). In the 18th century, Aberdin began to be developed as planned, many administrative buildings were built, roads were built, and the infrastructure was improved. In the 19th century there was economic growth, the port became more important with the rise of the fishing industry.
In Aberdeen and the surrounding countryside are 11 castles (Bálmer, Aberdeen, Drama and others) from the 14th to 19th centuries, the beautiful Cathedral of St. Andrew (1817), and the famous Gallery of Art, The Cathedral of St. Mary (12th century), the vast Victoria Park, the Marsaille College (19th century) with a museum of Chinese and Egyptian antiquities and a large ethnographic collection, the largest glass-covered garden in Europe & lAquila; Duthie Park; Museum of the Sea, Entertainment Park & ‖ Codonas‖. Aberdeen is also known for its golden beaches, pubs that serve authentic Scottish whiskey. Historic Aberdeen – these are structures made of grey granite, the center of whose extraction and processing it is.
From April to November, Aberdeen hosts all kinds of festivals: folk music, film, literature, flower fairs, the Scottish Folk Games.
- Air quality: 23 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Ambiguous
- Population: 210,000 people
- GDP: $40,249 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 24 Mbps
- Best wireless: EE
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best hospital: NHS Grampian
- Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
- Best intl air carrier: British Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $2100
- Monthly costs for family: $4400
- Monthly costs for local: $1250
- Meal: $17
- Small Cola: $3
- Beer 1 Pint: $5
- Coffee: $3
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