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Edinburgh - Cultural Definition
Capital of Scotland, located in the Lothian region in the southeastern part; Scotland's banking and administrative center.
- The University of Edinburgh, which was founded in the sixteenth century, is noted for its faculties of divinity, law, medicine, music, and the arts.
- As a cultural center, Edinburgh was especially prominent in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith, the authors Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and the scientist James Hutton were active.