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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.29206 lat : 57.60802
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°17'31.4196 lat : 57°36'28.8792
Surface area: 274.5 km2 (0.723 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 471.1 km
Average height: 29 metre
Length island: 26 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 24 km
Name : Eaval (347 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1271
Population density: 4.6 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Sollas, Hosta, Tigharry, Hougharry, Paible, Grimsay, Cladach Kir

Naming - Location

Local native name: Uibhist a Tuath
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: Lochmaddy
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 72.7 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea


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Weather at North Uist

The weather type in Eilean Siarscattered 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 34 minutes
Sunrise: 10:08 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:43 Europe/Amsterdam
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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): 1297 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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Landuse North Uist

 Forest   5.4 km2 
 2% 
 Nature   62.3 km2 
 23% 
 Agriculture   44.1 km2 
 16% 
 Wet nature   142.9 km2 
 52% 
 Water   8.2 km2 
 3% 
 Urban area   0 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   11.5 km2 
 4%