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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of the 32 municipalities. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the southern coast of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital and seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the highest Scottish courts for at least the 15th century. The City Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarchy in Scotland. The city has long been a center of education, especially in the fields of medicine, Scottish law, literature, science and technology. It is the second largest financial center in the UK, and the city's historic and cultural attractions make it the second most popular tourist destination in the UK, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.