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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -3.03542 lat : 59.16058
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -3°2'7.5228 lat : 59°9'38.0736
Surface area: 46.5 km2 (0.122 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 37.3 km
Average height: 86 metre
Length island: 9.9 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 8 km
Name : Blotchnie Fiold (248 metre)
Orientation island: Northwest - Southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 216
Population density: 4.40 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Banks

Naming - Location

Local native name: Rousay
Archipelago (island group):
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Wyre 0.812 km SouthSouthEast
2) Egilsay 1.2 km SouthEast
3) Mainland Orkney 1.4 km SouthWest
4) Gairsay 4.3 km South
5) Westray 6.4 km NorthEast
6) Eday 7.2 km East
7) Shapinsay 7.4 km SouthSouthEast
8) Holm of Grimbister 13.7 km South
9) Sanday 14.5 km East
10) Papa Westray 15.6 km NorthNorthEast
11) Stronsay 16.1 km East
12) Inner Holm 23.3 km SouthSouthWest
13) Auskerry 24.8 km EastSouthEast
14) Graemsay 25 km SouthSouthWest
15) Hoy 27.4 km SouthSouthWest
16) Burray 29 km South
17) Flotta 30.9 km South
18) Fara 30.9 km SouthSouthWest
19) South Ronaldsay 32.6 km South
20) North Ronaldsay 34.7 km NorthEast
21) South Walls 36.2 km South
22) Island of Stroma 48.2 km South
23) Fair Isle 82.6 km EastNorthEast
24) Foula 114.6 km NorthNorthEast
25) Mainland Shetland 118.8 km NorthEast
Country:
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country:
Name :
Name :
Main place: Brinian
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Banks (EastSouthEast)
Brinian (WestSouthWest)
Ervadale (East)
Frotoft (SouthSouthWest)
Sourin (East)
Wasbister (NorthNorthWest)
Westness (WestSouthWest)

Location Main place: South-southeast
Sea:
Distance to main land: 53 km
Nearest Country:
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks:


Topographic islandmap Rousay

Rousay map

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Height map of Rousay

Rousay Digital terrain model - DTM



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Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Rousay

The weather type in Pierowallovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 9 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 12.52 meter per second (Wind force - bft 6)
Winddirection: Southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 985 mb
Humidity: 79 %
Daylength at 1 October 2022:11 hour and 30 minutes
Sunrise: 08:16 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 19:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Rousay

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: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 0 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: No

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Landuse Rousay

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   25.3 km2 
 55% 
 Agriculture   15.1 km2 
 32% 
 Wet nature   5 km2 
 11% 
 Water   1 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   0 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0 km2 
 0%