The country of Scotland is located in United Kingdom. To its south is England and surrounding it is the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Some quick facts about Scotland include:

  • The population of Scotland is around 5 million.

  • The country is made up of more than 790 islands, but only about 130 are inhabited.

  • Edinburgh is the capital.

  • The raincoat was invented in 1824 in Scotland by Charles Macintosh, a chemist. In Great Britain the raincoat is still called a Mac.

  • The official animal of Scotland is the unicorn.

  • English is the official language, but Scottish Gaelic and Scots are popular regional languages.