Capital Cities beginning with E
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland since 1437 when it replaced Scone. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the highest courts in Scotland. Edinburgh is defined as being the Old Town and the New Town.
Edinburgh is the second-largest financial centre in the United Kingdom and the second-most populous city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom, and the city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the UK’s second-most visited tourist destination.
Controversial Capital Cities
El Aaiún was declared the capital city of Western Sahara, however, The Sahrawi Republic is only recognised by 82 states, and Morocco claims control of the Western Sahara territory includes El Aaiún. Due to this reason the republic moved the capital to Tifariti as its temporary capital.
El Aaiún is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara, with a population of 217,732. The modern city of El Aaiún is thought to have been founded by the Spanish captain Antonio de Oro in 1938. In 1940, Spain designated it as the capital of the Spanish Sahara. The town is divided in two by the dry river of Saguia el-Hamra. On the south side is the old lower town, constructed by Spanish colonists. A cathedral from that era is still active; its priests serve this city and Dakhla further south.
Erbil is the capital city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Erbil is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The city has a population of about 1 million people and an area of about 5,000 square kilometres.
The city has many different attractions including its historical sites such as Lalish Temple and ancient monuments such as Erbil Citadel, which dates back to the 6th century BC.