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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -10.03801 lat : 53.96668
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -10°2'1.6818 lat : 53°58'0.0372
Surface area: 148.1 km2 (0.39 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 129.3 km
Average height: 101 metre
Length island: 23 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 17.5 km
Name : Croaghaun (kliffen) (688 metre)
Orientation island: West-northwest - East-southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 2700
Population density: 18.20 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Dooagh, Keel, Dumha Éige, Dugort

Naming - Location

Local native name: Achill
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Clare 5.2 km SouthSouthWest
2) Inishbofin 30.5 km SouthSouthWest
3) Omey 39.6 km SouthSouthWest
4) Gorumna 68.3 km SouthSouthEast
5) Inishmore 81 km South
6) Inishmaan 89.4 km SouthSouthEast
7) Inisheer 93.8 km SouthSouthEast
8) Aran 139.2 km NorthEast
9) Tory 176.8 km NorthEast
10) Great Blasket 199.7 km South
11) Valencia 217.3 km South
12) Skellig Rock Little 235.6 km South
13) Skellig Rock Great 236.8 km South
14) Whiddy 243.3 km South
15) Bear 248.1 km South
16) Dursey 252.1 km South
17) Lambay 261.4 km East
18) Long 265.2 km South
19) Hare 266.5 km South
20) Sherkin 267.8 km South
21) Clear 271.4 km South
22) Rathlin Island 275.9 km EastNorthEast
23) Islay 288.1 km NorthEast
24) Jura 319 km NorthEast
25) Oronsay 323.3 km NorthEast
Country: Ireland
Location in Country: Northwest
Name province: Province Connacht
Name County: County Mayo
Main place: Gob an Choire - Achill Sound
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 0.2 km
Nearest Country: Ireland
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Achill

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Height map of Achill

Achill Digital terrain model - DTM



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Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Achill

The weather type in Rosturkovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 3 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 5.36 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: North-northwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1009 mb
Humidity: 63 %
Daylength at 10 December 2022:7 hour and 31 minutes
Sunrise: 09:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 17:18 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Achill

The weather for the next few hours

Rosturk - IE (longitude: -10.038, latitude: 53.9667)
Distance weather station to the center island (direction WNW): 22.23 km

7:00
4 degrees Celcius
1009 mbar
light rainweericoon
10:00
6 degrees Celcius
1010 mbar
light rainweericoon
13:00
7 degrees Celcius
1010 mbar
light rainweericoon
16:00
6 degrees Celcius
1010 mbar
light rainweericoon
19:00
6 degrees Celcius
1011 mbar
light rainweericoon

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: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 1338 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: Yes

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Landuse Achill

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   3.7 km2 
 3% 
 Agriculture   25.5 km2 
 17% 
 Wet nature   111.2 km2 
 75% 
 Water   5.6 km2 
 4% 
 Urban area   1.7 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0.5 km2 
 0%