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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 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 4629 and the population density is thus on 10.72 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Brodick (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Lochranza (N), Catacol (N), Corrie (NO), Lamlash (O), Whiting Bay (ZO), Kildonan (Z), Blackwaterfoot (ZW), Kilmory (ZW). 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). Direct neighboring islands of Arran are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Holy Island Located 0.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
2) Isle of Bute Located 9.2 km NorthEast of the island.
3) Great Cumbrae Island Located 15.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
4) Gigha Located 21.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) Jura Located 39.6 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
6) Islay Located 39.8 km South of the island.
7) Scarba Located 55.5 km EastSouthEast of the island.
8) Rathlin Island Located 56.3 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
9) Luing Located 56.6 km EastSouthEast of the island.
10) Seil Located 64.4 km EastSouthEast of the island.
11) Oronsay Located 64.9 km SouthEast of the island.
12) Colonsay Located 65.4 km SouthEast of the island.
13) Mull Located 74.2 km EastSouthEast of the island.
14) Kerrera Located 74.5 km EastSouthEast of the island.
15) Lismore Located 84.7 km EastSouthEast of the island.
16) Iona Located 96 km SouthEast of the island.
17) Ulva Located 99 km EastSouthEast of the island.
18) Man Located 123.4 km WestNorthWest of the island.
19) Coll Located 125.1 km SouthEast of the island.
20) Tiree Located 126.6 km SouthEast of the island.
21) Muck Located 136.3 km EastSouthEast of the island.
22) Eigg Located 138.8 km EastSouthEast of the island.
23) Rùm Located 149.4 km EastSouthEast of the island.
24) Skye Located 151.4 km EastSouthEast of the island.
25) Canna Located 166.2 km EastSouthEast of the island.

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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