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Scotland

[skot-luh nd] /ˈskɒt lənd/
noun
1.
a division of the United Kingdom in the N part of Great Britain. 30,412 sq. mi. (78,772 sq. km).
Capital: Edinburgh.
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  • From the first, his main interest as protector was the war against Scotland.
  • The demographic makeup of the population is much in line with the rest of Scotland.
  • The mountains he saw reminded him, he said, of those in Scotland.
  • Burghs had rights to representation in the parliament of Scotland.
British Dictionary definitions for Scotland

Scotland

/ˈskɒtlənd/
noun
1.
a country that is part of the United Kingdom, occupying the north of Great Britain: the English and Scottish thrones were united under one monarch in 1603 and the parliaments in 1707: a separate Scottish parliament was established in 1999. Scotland consists of the Highlands in the north, the central Lowlands, and hilly uplands in the south; has a deeply indented coastline, about 800 offshore islands (mostly in the west), and many lochs. Capital: Edinburgh. Pop: 5 057 400 (2003 est). Area: 78 768 sq km (30 412 sq miles) related adjectives Scots Caledonian Scottish
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Word Origin and History for Scotland

named for the Scots, who settled there from Ireland 5c.-6c.; their name is of unknown origin (see Scot). Latin Scotia began to appear 9c. as the name for the region, replacing older Caledonia, also named for the inhabitants at the time, whose name likewise is of unknown origin.

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Scotland in Culture

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One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; contains the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and many surrounding islands. Its capital is Edinburgh, and its largest city is Glasgow.

Note: Bagpipes and kilts are well-known symbols of Scotland.
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