Lothian (Scotland)

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Lothian region
Location in Scotland
Inventory period 1975-1996
surface 1,719 km²
Administrative headquarters Edinburgh
population 760,940 (1996)
density 443 inhabitants / km²

Lothian [ ləʊðjən ] ( Scottish Gaelic Lodainn ) was from 1975 to 1996 a region in the east of Scotland around the Scottish capital Edinburgh .


Lothian was the name of a historic land in south east Scotland named after a King Loth .


The Lothian region was formed in 1975 from the counties of West Lothian , Midlothian , East Lothian and the City of Edinburgh. These four territorial units also formed the four districts of the region.

In 1996 the regions and districts in Scotland were abolished. Council areas were formed from the four districts of Lothian .

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