- Signature of the twinning pact: July 2nd 1983.
- Population: 220 420 inhabitants in 2011
- Geographical situation: 3rd Largest City in Scotland, in the Region of the Grampians, North-East of Scotland
Third largest city in Scotland, Aberdeen is known as the city of flowers or city of roses. Aberdeen’s main activities are oil and gas industries, information and communication technologies, Farm-produce industries, tourism, education research, and environmental technology.
Aberdeen hosts two universities, which provide a high quality of education. Every year Aberdeen organises international festivals such as Soccer International Festival, Jazz Festival, Writers World Festival or the International Youth Festival.
As a dynamic city, Aberdeen is concerned with its environment and the living conditions of its inhabitants. Twinned with Clermont-Ferrand since 1983, the two cities cooperate in many fields. They have exchanged on difficult neighbourhoods, living environment, participative democracy, and energy sources. Moreover, exchanges in the field of education, sport and culture remain very active.