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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -6.62649 lat : 58.15731
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -6°37'35.3568 lat : 58°9'26.3124
Surface area: 2101.2 km2 (5.533 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 1126.9 km
Average height: 102 metre
Length island: 100 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 45 km
Name : Clisham (799 metre)
Orientation island: Southwest - Northeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 21031
Population density: 9.65 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Port of Ness (N), Carloway (WNW)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Leòdhas - Na Hearadh
Archipelago (island group): Outer Hebrides
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Great Bernera 0.131 km NorthNorthWest
2) Scalpay 0.247 km South
3) Berneray 7.5 km SouthWest
4) North Uist 10.6 km SouthSouthWest
5) Skye 23.4 km SouthEast
6) Grimsay 29.2 km SouthSouthWest
7) Baleshare 30.7 km SouthWest
8) Benbecula 32.4 km SouthSouthWest
9) South Uist 42.3 km SouthSouthWest
10) Isle of Rona 49.5 km SouthEast
11) Isle of Raasay 55.9 km SouthSouthEast
12) Scalpay 71 km SouthEast
13) Eriskay 73.2 km SouthSouthWest
14) Soay 77.4 km SouthEast
15) Canna 77.6 km SouthSouthEast
16) Barra 79.8 km SouthSouthWest
17) Rùm 83.4 km SouthSouthEast
18) St Kilda or Hirta 84.3 km West
19) Eigg 100.5 km SouthSouthEast
20) Muck 106.7 km SouthSouthEast
21) Coll 119.1 km SouthSouthEast
22) Mull 129.5 km SouthSouthEast
23) Tiree 131.2 km South
24) Ulva 143.9 km SouthSouthEast
25) Iona 157.5 km SouthSouthEast
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area Outer Hebrides
Name Ward: Ward Sgir
Main place: Stornoway (Lewis) - Tarbert (Harris)
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 37 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface (Lewisian gneiss)
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Lewis and Harris are often considered separate islands although it is one island.


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Weather at Lewis Harris

The weather type in Stornowayovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 9 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 4.12 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: South-southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1028 mb
Humidity: 88 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:6 hour and 54 minutes
Sunrise: 09:49 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:43 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): 1301 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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2) Mardanan's Croft (Campsite)
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4) Bothag Bhuirgh Camping and Pods
5) Eilean Fraoich Camp Site
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Landuse Lewis Harris

 Forest   10.2 km2 
 1% 
 Nature   570.5 km2 
 27% 
 Agriculture   152.7 km2 
 7% 
 Wet nature   1204 km2 
 57% 
 Water   32.1 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   6 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   1.9 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   123.4 km2 
 6%