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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -6.62649 lat : 58.15731
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -6°37'35.3568 lat : 58°9'26.3124
Surface area: 2101.2 km2 (5.533 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 1126.9 km
Average height: 102 metre
Length island: 100 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 45 km
Name : Clisham (799 metre)
Orientation island: Southwest - Northeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 19918
Population density: 9.1 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Port of Ness (N), Carloway (WNW)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Leòdhas - Na Hearadh
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 Sgir
Main place: Stornoway (Lewis) - Tarbert (Harris)
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 37.2 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Lewis and Harris are often considered separate islands although it is one island.


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Weather at Lewis Harris

The weather type in Stornowaylight rainweericoon
Current temperature: 8 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 8.2 meter per second (Wind force - bft 5)
Winddirection: South-southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1011 mb
Humidity: 100 %
Daylength at 17 December 2017:6 hour and 26 minutes
Sunrise: 10:09 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:35 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): 1301 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 Lewis Harris

 Forest   10.2 km2 
 1% 
 Nature   570.5 km2 
 27% 
 Agriculture   152.7 km2 
 7% 
 Wet nature   1204 km2 
 57% 
 Water   32.1 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   6 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   1.9 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   123.4 km2 
 6%