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The inhabited small island of Great Bernera is part of (the island group) and is located in the country of , Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 68.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 19.4 km2 and is therefore 0.051 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the and the total coastal length is about 45.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7.9 km by 5.1 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 58.23 (58°13'33.9816), -6.84 (-6°50'16.0908).


The population is 252 and the population density is thus on 11.90 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). Other places on the island are: Tobson. The island is located in the of the country . It is located in the administrative unit (local administrative level-name ), in the (local administrative level-name ). Direct neighboring islands of Great Bernera are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Lewis Harris Located 0.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
2) Scalpay Located 36.1 km West of the island.
3) Berneray Located 54.9 km WestSouthWest of the island.
4) North Uist Located 59.9 km WestSouthWest of the island.
5) Skye Located 60.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
6) Baleshare Located 79 km WestSouthWest of the island.
7) Grimsay Located 81.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
8) Isle of Rona Located 84 km NorthWest of the island.
9) Benbecula Located 84.2 km WestSouthWest of the island.
10) Isle of Raasay Located 90.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
11) South Uist Located 93.9 km WestSouthWest of the island.
12) Scalpay Located 108.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
13) St Kilda or Hirta Located 108.7 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
14) Soay Located 120.4 km WestNorthWest of the island.
15) Eriskay Located 126.5 km West of the island.
16) Canna Located 126.9 km West of the island.
17) Rùm Located 130 km WestNorthWest of the island.
18) Barra Located 132.4 km WestSouthWest of the island.
19) Eigg Located 145.3 km WestNorthWest of the island.
20) Muck Located 153.8 km WestNorthWest of the island.
21) Coll Located 169.1 km West of the island.
22) Mull Located 176.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
23) Tiree Located 183.3 km West of the island.
24) Ulva Located 192.4 km West of the island.
25) Lismore Located 199.3 km WestNorthWest of the island.


The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Great Bernera consists of Sand - Rock 0.4 km2 (2%), nature 7.1 km2 (37%), wet nature 7 km2 (36%), and agriculture 4.3 km2 (22%),


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