Aberdeen is a city in northeast Scotland in the United Kingdom. The city is one of the 32 unitary authorities in Scotland and has two universities, of which the University of Aberdeen was founded in the year 1495 as the third university in Scotland. Students make up about ten percent of the population.
But the city since the 12th Century. Typical of the city is the silver-gray granite from the nearby former quarry. When the sun is shining, the proportion of mica in the granite begins to glisten, why Aberdeen also like Silver City is named. Or, Flower City, because thanks to her flower gardens, the city has repeatedly competition Britain in Bloom won. Were developed since the early 1970s the first oil fields in the North Sea, the port city soon became the main supply center for the offshore oil rigs. In good weather you can see the oil rigs (oil rigs = rsp. platforms) off the coast with the naked eye.
Aberdeen is located at the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. With about 217 120 inhabitants, is Aberdeen’s third largest city in Scotland. The Culture of Europe’s oil capital, has shops, especially in the Union Street and its side streets. Center of student life is the medieval Old Aberdeen. At the waterfront there is a wave pool. In His Majesty’s Theatre on Rosemount Viaduct to ballet, opera, where, musicals and theater games as a visiting foreign stages, the Glasgow-based Scottish National Orchestra will perform at Music Hall on Union Street. For experimental productions are the Arts Centre & Theatre at King Street and The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, is known. Here in the summer is also the Aberdeen International Youth Festival of folk dance, jazz and rock held.