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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -5.23800 lat : 55.57122
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -5°14'16.8036 lat : 55°34'16.3884
Surface area: 431.6 km2 (1.137 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 98 km
Average height: 223 metre
Length island: 32 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 16 km
Name : Goat Fell (874 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 4629
Population density: 10.72 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Lochranza (N), Catacol (N), Corrie (NO), Lamlash (O), Whiting Bay (ZO), Kildonan (Z), Blackwaterfoot (ZW), Kilmory (ZW)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Eilean Arainn
Archipelago (island group): islands in Firth of Clyde
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Holy Island 0.693 km EastNorthEast
2) Isle of Bute 9.2 km NorthEast
3) Great Cumbrae Island 15.2 km EastNorthEast
4) Gigha 21.3 km WestNorthWest
5) Jura 39.6 km WestNorthWest
6) Islay 39.8 km West
7) Scarba 55.5 km NorthNorthWest
8) Rathlin Island 56.3 km WestSouthWest
9) Luing 56.6 km NorthNorthWest
10) Seil 64.4 km NorthNorthWest
11) Oronsay 64.9 km NorthWest
12) Colonsay 65.4 km NorthWest
13) Mull 74.2 km NorthNorthWest
14) Kerrera 74.5 km NorthNorthWest
15) Lismore 84.7 km NorthNorthWest
16) Iona 96 km NorthWest
17) Ulva 99 km NorthNorthWest
18) Man 123.4 km SouthSouthEast
19) Coll 125.1 km NorthWest
20) Tiree 126.6 km NorthWest
21) Muck 136.3 km NorthNorthWest
22) Eigg 138.8 km NorthNorthWest
23) Rùm 149.4 km NorthNorthWest
24) Skye 151.4 km NorthNorthWest
25) Canna 166.2 km NorthNorthWest
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area North Ayrshire
Name Ward: Ward Ardrossan and Arran
Main place: Brodick
Location Main place: East
Sea: Firth of Clyde
Distance to main land: 5 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in estuary
Remarks: Mini Scotland. Castle Lochranza model for Tintin and the Black Island.


Topographic islandmap Arran

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Height map of Arran

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Weather at Arran

The weather type in Brodickovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 6 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 3.46 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: East
Atmospheric pressure: 1030 mb
Humidity: 84 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 25 minutes
Sunrise: 09:28 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:53 Europe/Amsterdam
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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): 1011 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: No
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: No
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Campings at Arran ?> Camping 1) Seal Shore Camping & Touring Site
2) Runach Arainn (Joert-Yurt-site)
3) Bridgend Campsite Arran
4) Balmichael Glamping
5) Middletons Camping & Caravanning Park
6) Lochranza Caravan and Camping Site
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Landuse Arran

 Forest   102.4 km2 
 24% 
 Nature   230.9 km2 
 54% 
 Agriculture   48 km2 
 11% 
 Wet nature   41.6 km2 
 10% 
 Water   4.7 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   3.9 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0.2 km2 
 0%