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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.31293 lat : 57.44503
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°18'46.5336 lat : 57°26'42.1008
Surface area: 73.6 km2 (0.194 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 119.9 km
Average height: 10 metre
Length island: 14 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 8 km
Name : Ruibheal (124 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1219
Population density: 16.56 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Ramisch (O), Cill Eireabhagh, Aird Cumhang, Creagastrom, Rairean

Naming - Location

Local native name: Beinn nam Fadhla
Archipelago (island group): Outer Hebrides
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Grimsay 0.285 km North
2) Baleshare 0.513 km NorthNorthWest
3) South Uist 0.77 km SouthWest
4) North Uist 2.5 km NorthEast
5) Berneray 24.7 km NorthNorthEast
6) Skye 24.8 km East
7) Lewis Harris 32.4 km NorthNorthEast
8) Eriskay 34.1 km South
9) Barra 38.8 km SouthSouthWest
10) Scalpay 53.6 km NorthEast
11) Canna 54.1 km SouthEast
12) Rùm 64.1 km SouthEast
13) Soay 64.6 km EastSouthEast
14) Isle of Raasay 67.1 km East
15) Scalpay 72.1 km East
16) Isle of Rona 72.7 km East
17) St Kilda or Hirta 78 km WestNorthWest
18) Eigg 82.7 km SouthEast
19) Great Bernera 84.2 km NorthNorthEast
20) Muck 85 km SouthEast
21) Coll 91.1 km SouthSouthEast
22) Tiree 98.6 km SouthSouthEast
23) Mull 104.5 km SouthSouthEast
24) Ulva 117.4 km SouthSouthEast
25) Iona 128 km SouthSouthEast
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area Outer Hebrides
Name Ward: Ward Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath
Main place: Balivanich
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Baile A' Mhanaich (NorthWest)
Baile Nan Cailleach (WestNorthWest)
Creag Ghoraidh (Central)
Flodaigh
Gramasdail (Central)
Griminis (Central)
Lionacleit (Central)
Torlum (Central)
Uachdar (Central)

Location Main place: West
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 80 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: connected by road to North-Uist and South-Uist. Ferries to mainland via South-Uist.


Topographic islandmap Benbecula

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Weather at Benbecula

The weather type in Gramisdaleovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 10 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 4.63 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1028 mb
Humidity: 81 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 4 minutes
Sunrise: 09:46 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:50 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): 1287 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 Benbecula

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   4.9 km2 
 7% 
 Agriculture   19.3 km2 
 26% 
 Wet nature   43.7 km2 
 59% 
 Water   2.1 km2 
 3% 
 Urban area   0.5 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   2.2 km2 
 3% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   1 km2 
 1%