Scotland occupies the northern third of Great Britain (32% of land area), bordering only England to the south. In addition to the Scottish mainland, it is home to approximately 800 small islands, including the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland, the Hebrides, Skye and Arran. Scotland features the most mountainous terrain in Great Britain, with 284 Munros (peaks over 3000ft/914m) found in the highlands, and is therefore loved by those who love the outdoors. There are presently two national parks in the country: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, created in 2002, and the Cairngorms National Park, created in 2003.
Capital city: Edinburgh Highest Point: Ben Nevis (4406ft / 1343m) Lowest Point: North Sea (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 30,251 sq. mi (78,352 sq. km) Water Area: 356 sq. mi (920 sq. km) Total Area: 30,607 sq. mi (79,272 sq. km) Coastline: 8149 miles (13,115 km) Bordering countries (1) England