Capital: Edinburgh

Population: 5,2 million (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Various Scottish dialects, French, Polish, Italian, German, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Scottish, Irish, Polish, and others

Largest Cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee

Main Sport: Football, Tennis, Rugby, Hockey

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1-4)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27-28)

Early May Bank Holiday (May 2)

Spring Bank Holiday (May 30)

Summer Bank Holiday (August 1)

St. Andrew’s Day (November 30)

Christmas Day (December 25-26)

Boxing Day (December 26-27)

Hogmanay (Scottish New Year) (December 31)