Aberdeen (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain, Latin: Aberdonia) is Scotland’s third most populous city, one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom’s 37th most populous built-up area.
Aberdeen has nicknames including the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. The city has a long, sandy coastline and a marine climate, the latter resulting in chilly summers and mild winters. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. This status makes Aberdeen as a perfect place to learn about energy especially oil and gas industry. Man companies which have operation in North Sea are based in Aberdeen.
The Aberdeen region has given its name to a number of dishes, including the Aberdeen buttery (also known as “rowie”) and Aberdeen Sausage. The Aberdeen buttery is more frequently seen and is sold at bakeries and supermarkets throughout the city. It looks like a cross between a pancake and a croissant and has a buttery, salty taste and heavy texture. It is usually eaten cold and served plain or with jam or butter.