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The inhabited large island of Jura is part of (the island group) Inner Hebrides and is located in the country of Great Britain , Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 4.6 km. The surface-area of the island is 363.5 km2 and is therefore 0.957 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 163.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 44 km by 12 km (maximum width). The highest point is 785 meter and is named Beinn an Òir. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.96 (55°57'19.3608), -5.92 (-5°54'57.9708).


The population is 24 and the population density is thus on 0.1 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 Argyll and Bute (local administrative level-name council area), in the Ward Kintyre and the Islands (local administrative level-name Ward).
There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also.
The land use on the island of Jura consists of Sand - Rock 5.7 km2 (2%), wood 7.7 km2 (2%), nature 271.8 km2 (75%), wet nature 73.4 km2 (20%), and agriculture 2.9 km2 (1%),


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