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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -1.36920 lat : 60.25321
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -1°22'9.1056 lat : 60°15'11.5704
Surface area: 970.3 km2 (2.555 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 928.8 km
Average height: 59 metre
Length island: 87 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 35 km
Name : Ronas Hill (450 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 17550
Population density: 18.15 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Scalloway (W)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Mainland Shetland
Archipelago (island group): Shetland Islands
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Muckle Roe 0 km North
2) Trondra 0 km North
3) Vaila 0.275 km WestSouthWest
4) Bressay 0.317 km EastSouthEast
5) East Burra 0.615 km WestNorthWest
6) Papa Stour 1.6 km NorthNorthWest
7) West Burra 1.6 km West
8) Yell 2.6 km EastNorthEast
9) Whalsay 2.7 km EastNorthEast
10) Housay - Out Skerries 14.2 km EastSouthEast
11) Fetlar 15.4 km NorthEast
12) Bruray - Out Skerries 16.1 km East
13) Unst 18.6 km EastNorthEast
14) Foula 21.7 km WestSouthWest
15) Fair Isle 37.7 km SouthSouthWest
16) North Ronaldsay 78.9 km SouthWest
17) Sanday 86.9 km SouthWest
18) Papa Westray 101.4 km WestSouthWest
19) Eday 105.3 km SouthWest
20) Westray 106.4 km WestSouthWest
21) Stronsay 106.9 km SouthWest
22) Auskerry 115.8 km SouthWest
23) Egilsay 118.3 km SouthWest
24) Rousay 118.8 km SouthWest
25) Shapinsay 120.1 km SouthWest
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northeast
Name council area: Council area Shetland Islands
Name Ward: Ward Shetland West
Main place: Lerwick
Location Main place: East-southeast
Sea: North Sea
Distance to main land: 167 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Mainland Shetland

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Height map of Mainland Shetland

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Weather at Mainland Shetland

The weather type in Shetland Islandsfew cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 12 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 8.07 meter per second (Wind force - bft 5)
Winddirection: Southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 984 mb
Humidity: 85 %
Daylength at 1 October 2022:11 hour and 29 minutes
Sunrise: 08:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 19:39 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 : Yes
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 1284 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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island accommodation: Hotel ,Holiday Home, Camping

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Campings at Mainland Shetland ?> Camping 1) Braewick Café and Caravan Park
2) Cunningsburgh Touring Park
3) Delting Boating Club Caravan Park
4) Levenwick Caravan and Campsite
5) Skeld Caravan and Campsite
6) South Nesting Caravan Park
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Landuse Mainland Shetland

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   384.2 km2 
 40% 
 Agriculture   236 km2 
 24% 
 Wet nature   315.2 km2 
 33% 
 Water   22.5 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   5.5 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   5.2 km2 
 1% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   1.6 km2 
 0%