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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.32247 lat : 57.24039
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°19'20.8956 lat : 57°14'25.4004
Surface area: 288.8 km2 (0.76 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 318.6 km
Average height: 62 metre
Length island: 35 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 14 km
Name : Beinn Mhòr (620 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1818
Population density: 6.3 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Bornais (W)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Uibhist a Deas
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 Barraigh
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 73.5 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
island-Type: island in sea


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Weather at South Uist

The weather type in Daliburghlight rainweericoon
Current temperature: 10 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: 1.965 mm
Wind: 9.96 meter per second (Wind force - bft 5)
Winddirection: Southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1023.66 mb
Humidity: 95 %
Daylength at 17 December 2017:6 hour and 40 minutes
Sunrise: 10:05 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:45 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): 1271 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 South Uist

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   128.7 km2 
 45% 
 Agriculture   35.7 km2 
 12% 
 Wet nature   103.8 km2 
 36% 
 Water   3.9 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   0.5 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   16.1 km2 
 6%