Edinburgh City Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

Lib Dem-SNP coalition


Band D, £1,169

  • The population of the council area stood at 477,660 in 2009. The authority employs about 17,700 people.
Edinburgh City Council map
  • Edinburgh City Council has a revenue budget of about £1,018m.
  • The local authority has 17 multi-member wards with 58 elected councillors.
  • The city's troubled trams project is due to be completed in the summer 2014, at a cost of £776m.
  • Edinburgh is world renowned for its annual festivals which are said to attract audiences from more then 75 countries who watch 2,500 artists from 38 nations.
  • Each Hogmanay, tens of thousands of people gather in Edinburgh to see in the new year.
  • Earlier this month, the city learned that the headquarters of the UK's Green Investment Bank would be based in Edinburgh after it beat off competition from 31 other bids.

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