older than King Edwin of Northumbria (who often is credited as the source of the name); originally Din Eidyn, Celtic, perhaps literally "fort on a slope." Later the first element was trimmed off and Old English burh "fort" added in its place." Dunedin in New Zealand represents an attempt at the original form.
Capital of Scotland, located in the Lothian region in the southeastern part; Scotland's banking and administrative center.
Note: The University of Edinburgh, which was founded in the sixteenth century, is noted for its faculties of divinity, law, medicine, music, and the arts.