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The inhabited large island of South Uist (local name Uibhist a Deas) 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 73.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 288.8 km2 and is therefore 0.76 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 318.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 35 km by 14 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 620 meter and is named Beinn Mhòr. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 57.24 (57°14'25.4004), -7.32 (-7°19'20.8956).


The population is 1818 and the population density is thus on 6.3 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). Other places on the island are: Bornais (W). 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 1271 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 South Uist consists of Sand - Rock 16.1 km2 (6%), nature 128.7 km2 (45%), wet nature 103.8 km2 (36%), and agriculture 35.7 km2 (12%),


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