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EDINBURGH FACT & FIGURES

Official Website

www.edinburgh.gov.uk (Official Council site)



The Old and New Town areas of Edinburgh are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Country Scotland
Council area City of Edinburgh
Founded prior to the 7th century
Burgh Charter 1125

City status 1889
Population (2009) Total 477,660
Postcode EH
Area code(s) 0131
   
Consulates

Many countries run consulates in Edinburgh
Country Telephone Number
Australia, 93 George Street, 0131 243 2589
Canada, 50 Lothian Road, 0131 473 6100
China, 55 Corstorphine Road, 0131 337 9896
Denmark, 48 Melville Street, 0131 220 0300
France, 11 Randolph Crescent, 0131 220 0141
Germany, 16 Eglinton Crescent, 0131 337 2323
India, 17 Rutland Square, 0131 229 2144
Ireland, 16 Randolph Cres, 0131 226 7711
Italy, 32 Melville Street,
0131 226 3631
Japan, 2 Melville Crescent, 0131 225 4777
Monaco, 39-43 Castle Street,
0131 225 1200
New Zealand, 5 Rutland Square, 0131 222 8109
Poland, 2 Kinnear Road,
0131 552 0301
Russia, 58 Melville Street, 0131 225 7098
Spain, 63 North Castle Street,
0131 220 1843
Sweden, 22 Hanover Street, 0131 220 6050
Ukraine, 8 Windsor St,
0131 556 0023
USA, 3 Regent Terrace, 0131 556 8315



The main taxi firms operating within the city are:

Central Radio Taxis (Black Cabs) - 0131 229 2468

City Cabs (Black Cabs) - 0131 228 1211

Festival Cars (minicabs - mostly saloon cars but also have people carriers with up to 8 seats. 0131 552 1777


Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre
3 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2QP
Telephone: 0845 22 55 121

September - June: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Sun - 10:00 - 17:00
July & August: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Sun - 10:00 - 19:00


VisitScotland and Airport Information Centre
Edinburgh International Airport,
Edinburgh, EH12 9DN

Telephone: 0870 040 0007



   
CLIMATE & WEATHER

 
Climate data for Edinburgh (Source Wikipedia)
 
   
 
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
Average high C
(F)
6.4
43.5
6.8
44.2
8.8
47.8
10.9
51.6
14.2
57.6
17.0
62.6
19.0
66.2
18.7
66.7
16.0
60.8
12.6
50.47
9.0
48.2
7.0
44.6
12.2
54.0
                         
Average low C
(F)
0.7
33.3
0.9
33.6
2.1
35.8
3.4
38.1
5.8
42.4
8.6
47.5
10.5
50.9
10.4
50.7
8.5
47.3
5.9
42.6
2.7
30.9
1.3
34.3
5.1
41.2
                         
Avg. precipitation days (= 1)
12.2
9.1
10.8
8.3
9.1
8.5
9.0
9.4
10.3
11.8
10.7
11.5
120.7
                         
Sunshine hours
49.0
72.9
106.3
140.7
186.9
179.1
179.2
160.6
124.8
97.7
68.1
40.6
1405.8
                           
   
Like much of the rest of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate, maritime climate which is relatively mild despite its northerly latitude. Winters are generally mild, with daytime temperatures rarely falling below freezing, and compare favourably with places such as Moscow, Labrador and Newfoundland which lie in similar latitudes. Summer temperatures are normally moderate, with daily upper maxima rarely exceeding 22 C. The highest temperature ever recorded in the city was 31.4 C on 4 August 1975. The proximity of the city to the sea mitigates any large variations in temperature or extremes of climate.

Given Edinburgh's position between the coast and hills, it is renowned as a windy city, with the prevailing wind direction coming from the south-west which is associated with warm, unstable air from the North Atlantic Current that can give rise to rainfall - although considerably less than cities to the west, such as Glasgow. Rainfall is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year. Winds from an easterly direction are usually drier but colder. Vigorous Atlantic depressions, known as European windstorms, can affect the city between October and May.
   
   
   
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