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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.47824 lat : 56.97847
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°2'52.1664 lat : 56°58'42.5064
Surface area: 66.1 km2 (0.174 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 98.2 km
Average height: 72 metre
Length island: 14 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 10 km
Name : Heaval (383 metre)
Orientation island: North-northeast - South-southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1078
Population density: 18.00 inh/km2

Naming - Location

Local native name: Barra
Archipelago (island group): Outer Hebrides
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) South Uist 6.6 km NorthEast
2) Eriskay 7.1 km EastNorthEast
3) Benbecula 38.8 km NorthNorthEast
4) Canna 47 km East
5) Grimsay 48.4 km NorthNorthEast
6) Baleshare 49.2 km North
7) North Uist 50.8 km North
8) Tiree 54.9 km SouthEast
9) Rùm 55.8 km East
10) Skye 55.8 km NorthEast
11) Coll 60.3 km SouthEast
12) Muck 69 km EastSouthEast
13) Soay 70.2 km EastNorthEast
14) Eigg 71.6 km East
15) Berneray 73.2 km North
16) Mull 76.7 km EastSouthEast
17) Lewis Harris 79.8 km NorthNorthEast
18) Isle of Raasay 87.5 km EastNorthEast
19) Ulva 87.7 km SouthEast
20) Scalpay 89.1 km EastNorthEast
21) Iona 92.1 km SouthEast
22) Scalpay 99.6 km NorthNorthEast
23) Isle of Rona 101 km EastNorthEast
24) St Kilda or Hirta 106.5 km NorthWest
25) Colonsay 120.4 km SouthEast
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area Outer Hebrides
Name Ward: Ward Barraigh
Main place: Castlebay
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Aird Mhidhinis (EastNorthEast)
Aird mhor (EastNorthEast)
Allathasdal (Central)
Bagh shiarabhagh (EastNorthEast)
Baile Na Creige (Central)
Bhatarsaigh (SouthWest)
Bogach (EastNorthEast)
Borgh (Central)
Breibhig council area na h eileanan an iar ward barraigh bhatarsaigh erisgeigh agus uibhist a deas (Central)
Bruairnis (East)
Buaile Nam Bodach (East)
Caolas (WestSouthWest)
Castlebay (Central)
Cliaid (Central)
Cuidhir (Central)
Earsairidh (Central)
Eolaigearraidh (NorthEast)
Tangasdal (Central)

Location Main place: South
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 75 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: sand
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Barra

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Height map of Barra

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Weather at Barra

The weather type in Daliburghovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 10 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 7.34 meter per second (Wind force - bft 4)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1028 mb
Humidity: 76 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 10 minutes
Sunrise: 09:44 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:54 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Barra

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): 1264 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 Barra

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   38.2 km2 
 58% 
 Agriculture   22.5 km2 
 34% 
 Wet nature   1 km2 
 2% 
 Water   0.5 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   0.3 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   3.7 km2 
 6%