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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: 18.2 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Scalloway (W)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Mainland Shetland
Archipelago (island group): Shetland Islands
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Scotland
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

Mainland Shetland map

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Height map of Mainland Shetland

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Weather at Mainland Shetland

Weather Type: Mostly Cloudy
Current temperature: 9.7 degrees Celcius wunderground
Wind: From the ESE at 16.8 MPH Gusting to 22.4 MPH
Winddirection: ESE
Atmospheric pressure: 1008 mb
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Climate: Temperature and Precipitation

Transport on your island-holiday

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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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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%