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Aberdeenshire  |  Skottland

Aberdeen from Tollohill Woods.JPG

Coordinates: 57°09′09″N 2°06′36″W / 57.1526°N 2.1100°W / 57.1526; -2.1100

Aberdeen (/æbərˈdn/; Scots: Aiberdeen listen (help·info); Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain [ˈopər ˈʝɛhɪn]) is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 220,420.

Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the . During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver due to its high mica content. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. The area around Aberdeen has been settled since at least 8,000 years ago, when prehistoric villages lay around the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. The city has a long, sandy coastline.

Aberdeen received Royal Burgh status from David I of Scotland (1124–53), transforming the city economically. The city's two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, and Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east. The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen's seaport. Aberdeen Heliport is one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world and the seaport is the largest in the north-east of Scotland.

Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom competition a record-breaking ten times, and hosts the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, a major international event which attracts up to 1000 of the most talented young performing arts companies. In 2012, Mercer named Aberdeen the 56th most liveable city in the World, as well as the fourth most liveable city in Britain. In 2012, HSBC named Aberdeen as a leading business hub and one of eight 'super cities' spearheading the UK's economy, marking it as the only city in Scotland to receive this accolade.


Towns nearby

Torry    (3 km)

Bucksburn    (5 km)

Dyce    (7 km)

Portlethen Railway Station    (10 km)

Portlethen    (11 km)

Smaller towns nearby

Cults    (5 km)

Peterculter    (10 km)

Belhelvie    (11 km)

Balmedie    (12 km)

Blackburn    (12 km)

Newtonhill    (13 km)

Newmachar    (14 km)

Kintore    (17 km)

Newburgh    (20 km)

Villages nearby

Potterton    (9 km)

Muchalls    (14 km)

Drumoak    (16 km)

Other locations nearby

Lang Stane    (1 km)

Midstocket    (very near)

Rubislaw    (1 km)

Aberdeen Railway Station    (2 km)

Aberdeen Trades Hospitals    (2 km)

Bishop Dunbar s Hospital    (2 km)

Broomhill    (2 km)

Old Aberdeen    (2 km)

Pittodrie Stadium    (2 km)

Summerhill    (2 km)

King George VI Bridge    (3 km)

Balnagask    (4 km)

Denmore    (4 km)

Nigg    (4 km)

Redmoss    (4 km)

Banchory Devenick    (5 km)

Bankhead    (5 km)

Stoneywood    (5 km)

West Cults    (5 km)

Berryhill    (6 km)

Bieldside    (6 km)

Bodachra    (6 km)

Charlestown    (6 km)

Cloverhill    (6 km)

Cove    (6 km)

Dubford    (6 km)

Forrit Brae    (6 km)

Mains of Grandhome    (6 km)

Perwinnes    (6 km)

Shielhill    (6 km)

Ashtown    (7 km)

Craibstone    (7 km)

Fowlershill    (7 km)

Lower Bodachra    (7 km)

Middle Bodachra    (7 km)

Walton    (7 km)

Blackdog    (8 km)

Locheye    (8 km)

Mains of Dyce    (8 km)

Milton of Murtle    (8 km)

Camphill    (9 km)

Corsehill    (9 km)

Findon    (9 km)

Goval    (9 km)

Milltimber    (9 km)

Nether Kirkton    (9 km)

Newpark    (9 km)

Upper Kirkton    (9 km)

Backhill of Goval    (10 km)

Cothall    (10 km)

Drumligair    (10 km)

Elrick    (10 km)

Hill of Goval    (10 km)

Hillhead    (10 km)

Longhills    (10 km)

Maryculter    (10 km)

Portlethen Village    (10 km)

Rosehall    (10 km)

Beidleston    (11 km)

Boghead    (11 km)

Caskieben    (11 km)

Downies    (11 km)

Greenheads    (11 km)

Sunnyside    (11 km)

Cammachmore    (12 km)

Coalford    (12 km)

Kinmundy    (12 km)

Kirkton of Skene    (12 km)

Whitecairns    (12 km)

Cothill    (13 km)

Glasgoforest    (13 km)

Hatton of Fintray    (13 km)

Lower Rannieshill    (13 km)

Muir of Kinellar    (13 km)

Newmacher    (13 km)

Pinkie    (13 km)

Skateraw    (13 km)

Cookney    (14 km)

Garlogie    (14 km)

Mill of Fintray    (14 km)

Netherley    (15 km)

Tillery    (15 km)

Wester Fintrae    (15 km)

Woodend    (15 km)

Borrowfield    (16 km)

Bridge of Muchalls    (16 km)

Balbithan    (17 km)

Balfour    (17 km)

Dunecht    (17 km)

Heatherwick    (17 km)

Kinmuck    (17 km)

Leylodge    (17 km)

Tavelty    (17 km)

Drumshalloch    (18 km)

Foveran    (18 km)

Udny Station    (18 km)

Whiterashes    (18 km)

Blairs    (19 km)

Echt    (19 km)

Keith Hall    (19 km)

Kirkton of Durris    (19 km)

Ratchhill    (19 km)

Clovenstone    (20 km)

Kinnernie    (20 km)

Pittrichie    (20 km)

Thainstone    (20 km)

Landmarks nearby

Aberdeen Synagogue    (1 km)

Berryden    (very near)

Bon Accord St Nicholas    (1 km)

Lang Stane of Hilton    (very near)

Queen s Cross    (very near)

Rubislaw Playing Fields    (1 km)

Suttie Centre    (1 km)

The Ashvale    (1 km)

Union Bridge    (1 km)

Union Terrace    (1 km)

Aberdeen Castle    (2 km)

Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association    (2 km)

Castlegate    (2 km)

Christ s College    (2 km)

Friendville    (2 km)

Guild Street    (2 km)

Lumsden and Sachs Fellowship    (2 km)

Mannofield Park    (2 km)

Patrick Manson    (2 km)

Robert Gordon University Boat Club    (2 km)

Shiprow    (2 km)

The Academy Shopping Centre    (2 km)

Trinity Centre    (2 km)

Union Square Aberdeen    (2 km)

Aberdeen Lifeboat Station    (3 km)

Alexander Hall and Sons    (3 km)

Codonas Amusement Park    (3 km)

Green spaces and walkways in Aberdeen    (3 km)

Haudagain roundabout    (3 km)

Kincorth    (3 km)

Looping Star    (3 km)

Woodend Hospital    (3 km)

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club    (4 km)

Tullos    (4 km)

Altens    (5 km)

Scotstown Moor    (5 km)

Barra Castle    (7 km)

Murcar Links Golf Club    (7 km)

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route    (8 km)

Crynoch Burn    (9 km)

International School of Aberdeen    (9 km)

Kingcausie    (9 km)

Oldman Wood    (10 km)

Storybook Glen    (10 km)

Auld Bourtreebush    (11 km)

Craigmaroinn    (11 km)

Maryculter House    (11 km)

Elsick House    (12 km)

Burn of Elsick    (13 km)

Cairnie Burn    (13 km)

Drum Castle    (14 km)

Burn of Pheppie    (15 km)

Muchalls Castle    (15 km)

Burn of Monboys    (16 km)

Burn of Muchalls    (16 km)

Hill of Muchalls    (16 km)

NECR    (16 km)

Castle of Hallforest    (17 km)

Hallforest Castle    (17 km)

Dunecht House    (18 km)

Durris Castle    (18 km)

Kintore Business Park    (18 km)

Limpet Burn    (18 km)

Raedykes    (19 km)

Cowie Castle    (20 km)

Cowton Burn    (20 km)

Coy Burn    (20 km)

Rickarton House    (20 km)

Ury House    (20 km)

Churches nearby

Bon Accord Free Church    (very near)

Gerrard Street Baptist Church    (1 km)

Gilcomston South Church    (1 km)

Kirk of St Nicholas    (1 km)

Queen s Cross Church    (very near)

Rubislaw Church    (very near)

St John s    (1 km)

St Mary s Cathedral    (1 km)

St Andrew s Cathedral    (2 km)

St Machar s Cathedral    (3 km)

Danestone Congregational Church    (4 km)

St Mary s Church    (6 km)

Blairs College    (7 km)

Skene Parish Church    (12 km)

Cookney Church    (14 km)

Chapel of St Mary and St Nathalan    (20 km)