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The inhabited very large island of Lewis Harris (local name Leòdhas - Na Hearadh) 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 37.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 2101.2 km2 and is therefore 5.5 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 1126.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 100 km by 45 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 799 meter and is named Clisham. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 58.16 (58°9'26.3124), -6.63 (-6°37'35.3568).


The population is 19918 and the population density is thus on 9.1 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Stornoway (Lewis) - Tarbert (Harris) (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Port of Ness (N), Carloway (WNW). 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 Sgir (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 1301 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 source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Lewis Harris consists of Sand - Rock 123.4 km2 (6%), wood 10.2 km2 (1%), nature 570.5 km2 (27%), wet nature 1204 km2 (57%), and agriculture 152.7 km2 (7%),


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