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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.31293 lat : 57.44503
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°18'46.5336 lat : 57°26'42.1008
Surface area: 73.6 km2 (0.194 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 119.9 km
Average height: 10 metre
Length island: 14 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 8 km
Name : Ruibheal (124 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1219
Population density: 16.6 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Ramisch (O), Cill Eireabhagh, Aird Cumhang, Creagastrom, Rairean

Naming - Location

Local native name: Beinn nam Fadhla
Archipelago (island group): Outer Hebrides
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Scotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area Outer Hebrides
Name Ward: Ward Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath
Main place: Balivanich
Location Main place: West
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 79.7 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: connected by road to North-Uist and South-Uist. Ferries to mainland via South-Uist.


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Weather at Benbecula

The weather type in Gramisdalescattered cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 9 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 6.66 meter per second (Wind force - bft 4)
Winddirection: South-southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1033.47 mb
Humidity: 98 %
Daylength at 18 December 2017:6 hour and 37 minutes
Sunrise: 10:07 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:44 Europe/Amsterdam
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Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: No
International airport present : No
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 1287 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: No
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: No
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Landuse Benbecula

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   4.9 km2 
 7% 
 Agriculture   19.3 km2 
 26% 
 Wet nature   43.7 km2 
 59% 
 Water   2.1 km2 
 3% 
 Urban area   0.5 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   2.2 km2 
 3% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   1 km2 
 1%