population was 51,832 in 2001 and is expected to double in the next 30
years. Inverness was named the fastest growing city in Western Europe, with
new housing estates being
built around the city. Tourism is important to the city's economy so
administration and healthcare.
The city is renowned to be the
"Capital of the Highlands". Inverness is the centre for the Highland
council. Between 1975 and 1996, Inverness was a town without even having the
status of a local government burgh, it was the administrative centre of the
Highland region and the Inverness district of the region.
The district was created
under the Local Government of Scotland, by combining the royal burgh and the
district of the county with the Aird district of the county. The rest of the
county had been divided between other districts of
the Highland region and the
Western Isles islands council area.
The area of the district
became the Inverness area committee of the Highland Council. Highland
Council was created as a unitary council when districts were abolished under
the Local Government. status was conferred on Inverness in 2000, it is being
chosen as one of three Millennium Cities in the United Kingdom
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