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Dundee (/dʌnˈdiː/; Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè [ˈt̪uːn tʲeː]), officially the City of Dundee, is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom. The mid-year population estimate for 2015 was 148,210. At the 2011 census, Dundee had a population density of 6,444/sq mi (2,488/km2), the second-highest of any Scottish city. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland. Historically part of Angus, the city developed into a burgh in medieval times, and expanded rapidly in the 19th century largely due to the jute industry. This, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as city of "jute, jam and journalism". Dundee's recorded population reached a peak of 182,204 at the 1971 census. Today, Dundee is promoted as 'One City, Many Discoveries' in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom's digital-entertainment industry. Dundee has two universities—the University of Dundee and the Abertay University. In 2014 Dundee was recognised by the United Nations as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its diverse contributions to fields including medical research, comics and video games. A unique feature of Dundee is that its two professional football clubs Dundee United and Dundee F.C. have stadiums all but adjacent to each other. A £1 billion master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30-year period, with the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum opening by 2018 at a cost of £80 million. Wikipedia

Dundee otherwise known as Dundee city is a beautiful city in North East Scotland. It is a city which lies on the bank of the Firth of Tay. It is the fourth largest city in Scotland. Dundee is very famous for its jute, museums, jam, journalism and the Tay rail bridge.

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Facts and Stats for Dundee*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dundee

    Know the pollution level of Dundee before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Dundee: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dundee for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dundee.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.37 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.37 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.39 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.72 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 64.47 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.95 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.53 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.74 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dundee - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 64.63 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.56 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.81 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.64 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.56 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 62.6 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dundee

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dundee

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.4 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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