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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -3.14759 lat : 58.99602
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 3° 8' 51.324 lat : 58° 59' 45.672
Surface area: 493.6 km2 (1.3 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 297.4 km
Average height: 51 metre
Length island: 42.5 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 22.7 km
Name : Mid Hill (271 metre)
Orientation island: Northwest - Southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 15315
Population density: 29.27 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Stromness (ZW), Birsay (NW)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Mainland Orkney
Archipelago (island group): Orkney Islands
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Inner Holm 0.135 km SouthSouthWest
2) Holm of Grimbister 0.261 km NorthEast
3) Graemsay 0.923 km South
4) Gairsay 1.1 km EastNorthEast
5) Rousay 1.4 km NorthEast
6) Shapinsay 1.7 km North
7) Burray 2.1 km SouthSouthEast
8) Wyre 2.2 km EastNorthEast
9) Hoy 2.6 km SouthSouthWest
10) South Ronaldsay 5.4 km SouthWest
11) Fara 6.1 km South
12) Egilsay 7.2 km EastNorthEast
13) Flotta 8.2 km SouthSouthEast
14) Auskerry 9.7 km NorthEast
15) Stronsay 11.5 km NorthEast
16) South Walls 11.9 km South
17) Eday 14.4 km EastNorthEast
18) Westray 15.9 km NorthEast
19) Sanday 21.7 km NorthEast
20) Island of Stroma 24.2 km SouthSouthWest
21) Papa Westray 24.3 km NorthNorthEast
22) North Ronaldsay 44 km NorthEast
23) Fair Isle 85 km NorthEast
24) Foula 123.7 km NorthNorthEast
25) Mainland Shetland 126.4 km NorthEast
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North
Name council area: Council area Orkney Islands
Name Ward: Ward West Mainland
Main place: Kirkwall
Location Main place: North-northeast
Sea: North Sea
Distance to main land: 28 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Known for Skara Brae - settlement from the Neolithic.


Topographic islandmap Mainland Orkney

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Weather at Mainland Orkney

The weather type in Orphirmoderate rainweericoon
Current temperature: 7 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 4.92 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: North
Atmospheric pressure: 1021 mb
Humidity: 87 %
Daylength at 30 November 2022:6 hour and 48 minutes
Sunrise: 09:37 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:25 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Mainland Orkney

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): 1201 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

island-Sights, island-Tourism - island-attractions

Wikipedia Mainland Orkney ?> Wikipedia: Wikipedia Mainland Orkney
Tourist information: Info Mainland Orkney
Youtube: Youtube Mainland Orkney
UNESCO Mainland Orkney ?> UNESCO: Heart of Neolithic Orkney


island accommodation: Hotel ,Holiday Home, Camping

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Campings at Mainland Orkney ?> Camping 1) The Pickaquoy Centre Caravan and Camping Park
2) Kingsdale
3) Stonehigh Campsite
4) Eviedale Cottages, Cafe & Campsite
5) Birsay Outdoor Centre
6) Point of Ness Caravan & Camping Site
7)
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Landuse Mainland Orkney

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   90.4 km2 
 18% 
 Agriculture   339.3 km2 
 69% 
 Wet nature   49.7 km2 
 10% 
 Water   7.7 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   5.2 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   1.4 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0 km2 
 0%