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) 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, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands.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.In 1647 an outbreak of bubonic plague killed a quarter of the population.In the 18th century, a new Town Hall was built and the first social services appeared with the Infirmary at Woolmanhill in 1742 and the Lunatic Asylum in 1779.Aberdeen South and North Kincardine includes the North Kincardine ward of Aberdeenshire Council.A further seven MSPs are elected as part of the North East Scotland electoral region.The Celtic word Aberdeen is locally governed by Aberdeen City Council, which comprises forty-five councillors who represent the city's wards and is headed by the Lord Provost. From May 2003 until May 2007 the council was run by a Liberal Democrat and Conservative Party coalition.

During the Wars of Scottish Independence, Aberdeen was under English rule, so Robert the Bruce laid siege to Aberdeen Castle before destroying it in 1308, followed by the massacring of the English garrison.The city was burned by Edward III of England in 1336, but was rebuilt and extended.The city was strongly fortified to prevent attacks by neighbouring lords, but the gates were removed by 1770.Aberdeen received Royal burgh status from David I of Scotland (1124–53), transforming the city economically.The city's two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, and Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east of Scotland.The council began major road improvements at the end of the 18th century with the main thoroughfares of George Street, King Street and Union Street all completed at the beginning of the 19th century.

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