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The inhabited fairly large island of Barra is part of (the island group) Outer Hebrides and is located in the country of Great Britain , Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 75.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 66.1 km2 and is therefore 0.174 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 98.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 14 km by 10 km (maximum width). The island is North-northeast - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 383 meter and is named Heaval. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 56.98 (56°58'42.5064), -7.48 (-7°2'52.1664).


The population is 1078 and the population density is thus on 18 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Great Britain . It is located in the administrative unit Council area Outer Hebrides (local administrative level-name council area), in the Ward Barraigh (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 1264 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The land use on the island of Barra consists of Sand - Rock 3.7 km2 (6%), nature 38.2 km2 (58%), wet nature 1 km2 (2%), and agriculture 22.5 km2 (34%),


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