Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland since the 15thC and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth (the estuary of several Scottish rivers), close to the North Sea.
It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18thC onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character.
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