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Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populated city and the United Kingdom's 29th most populated city, with a population of approximately 220,420.
The city is nicknamed: Granite City, the Grey City, and the Silver City with the Golden sands. During the mid 18th - 20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which sparkled in the sun due to a high mica content. The city also has a long sandy coastline. The city is full of history as it has been settled for the last 8000 years at least.
Aberdeen city was dubbed as "the one to watch" with its rapid growing economy, size and oil reserves. Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom competition a record-breaking ten times, and hosts the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, a major international event which attracts up to 1000 of the most talented young performing arts companies. It was named the 54th most liveable city in the World.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen