City of Edinburgh

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City of Edinburgh
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Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 23rd
264 km²
? %
Admin HQCity of Edinburgh
ISO 3166-2GB-EDH
ONS code00QP
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 2nd
449,240
1,702 / km²
Politics
Edinburgh City Council
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/
ControlLabour
MPsJohn Barrett
Alistair Darling
Nigel Griffiths
Mark Lazarowicz
Gavin Strang
MSPsMargaret Smith
David McLetchie
Sarah Boyack
Mike Pringle
Malcolm Chisholm
Susan Deacon

City of Edinburgh (M˛r-bhaile Dh¨n ╚ideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. It borders onto West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. Primarily comprised of the city itself, there are also a number of villages within the authority area too. Much of the Pentland Hills are based in the area as well.

The council administration has been run by the Labour Party for a number of years now. One of their recent initiatives was to try and introduce road tolls for those entering the city, as well as tolls for those entering the city centre from within the city as well. However, they had to shelve these plans when an overwhelming majority of Edinburgh residents opposed the plan in a referendum.

The current Lord Provost of Edinburgh is Lesley Hinds, who replaced Eric Milligan on May 8, 2003.

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