Scotland Fact Sheet

Scotland Country Profile

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Country Facts

Capital cityEdinburgh
CurrencyBritish Pounds
Phone Code+44
Time ZoneUTC
Drives onLeft
Plug TypesType G
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionChurch of Scotland 42.40%, Roman Catholic 15.88%,  Other Christian 6.81%, Muslim 0.84%, Buddhist 0.13%, Jewish 0.13%, Hindu 0.13%, Sikh 0.11%, other 0.53%, none 27.55%, unspecified 5.49%
Significant Dates

November 30th: St Andrew's Day (Patron Saint of Scotland), January 25: Burns Night (celebration of the life and poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns).