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The inhabited large island of Arran (local name Eilean Arainn) is part of (the island group) islands in Firth of Clyde and is located in the country of Great Britain , Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 4.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 431.6 km2 and is therefore 1.1 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Firth of Clyde and the total coastal length is about 98 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 32 km by 16 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 874 meter and is named Goat Fell. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.57 (55°34'16.3884), -5.24 (-5°14'16.8036).


The population is 5058 and the population density is thus on 11.7 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Brodick (located in the West of the island). Other places on the island are: Lochranza (N), Mid Sannox (NO), Tormore (W). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Great Britain . It is located in the administrative unit Council area North Ayrshire (local administrative level-name council area), in the Ward Ardrossan and Arran (local administrative level-name Ward).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1011 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Arran consists of wood 102.4 km2 (24%), nature 230.9 km2 (54%), wet nature 41.6 km2 (10%), and agriculture 48 km2 (11%),


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