You are passionate about Scotland and you have decided to spend a few days in the area but do you know some curiosities ? Today we tell you some things that make Scotland a very special place:
– Scotland is believed to have been a completely separate land mass from England . Apparently they collided more than a million years ago and have been "stuck" ever since. Their geological compositions are completely different.
– According to the census carried out in 1909, the Scots were the highest in Europe . However, due to World War I, the average height of men in Scotland dropped 9 inches in 1930.
– Scotland lost the largest number of soldiers per capita in World War I
– It is a predominantly Protestant country.
– As Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, the head of state in Scotland is the monarch of the United Kingdom , who is Queen Elizabeth II. In July 1999, Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated Scotland’s first parliament in 300 years. Parliament is responsible for health services, social services, and local government services.
– English is the official language and only 1.5% of the entire population speaks Scottish Gaelic.
– The official animal is the unicorn .
– The flag has the Cross of San Andrés on a white background. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.
– The population in June 2006 was 5,200,000 people
– Although Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, it is not the largest city. The largest city in Scotland is Glasgow.