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Edinburgh, Edinburghshire

Historical Description

EDINBURGH, a city, the seat of a university, and the metropolis of the kingdom of Scotland, situated in longitude 3° 10' 30" (W.), and latitude 55° 57' 29" (N.), about a mile (S. by W.) from Leith, 47 miles (S. S. W.) from Dundee, 47 (E. by N.) from Glasgow, 45 (S. by E.) from Perth, 58 (W. by N.) from Berwick-upon-Tweed, 100 (N. by W.) from Carlisle, 109 (S. W. by S.) from Aberdeen, 156 (S. by E.) from Inverness, 270 (N. E.) from Dublin, and 402 (N. N. W.) from London; containing 56,330, and, including the suburban parishes of St. Cuthbert and Canongate, 138,182 inhabitants.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis