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Inverness Webcam

  Europe, United Kingdom, Inverness
Location:  Europe, United Kingdom, Inverness

Category: City view - Famous Landmark

Description: View of the Highland House of Fraser and Inverness Castle

Location Information:

Inverness is a city in northern Scotland. The city is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is promoted as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. The city lies near the site of the 18th century Battle of Culloden[4] and at the northeastern extremity of the Great Glen (An Gleann M˛r), where the River Ness enters the Inverness/Moray Firth making it a natural hub for various transport links. It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom. A settlement was established by the 6th century with the first royal charter being granted by King David I in the 12th century.

The population of Inverness increased by over 10% from 1991-2001 and from 1997-2007 with an estimated population in 2006 of 54,000. (This figure of 54,000 is made up of the population of the census administrative area known as Inverness which was estimated at 46,100 plus the estimated 7,900 people living in the immediately adjacent urban settlement of the Culloden census administrative area - an area which covers Westhill, Smithton and Balloch as well as Culloden.) The city is forecast to grow by approximately 40% over the next two decades. Inverness is Europe's fastest growing city and ranked fifth out of 189 British cities for its quality of life, the highest of any Scottish city.[8] Inverness is twinned with one German city, Augsburg and two French towns, La Baule and Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

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