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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.29206 lat : 57.60802
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°17'31.4196 lat : 57°36'28.8792
Surface area: 274.5 km2 (0.723 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 471.1 km
Average height: 29 metre
Length island: 26 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 24 km
Name : Eaval (347 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1271
Population density: 4.63 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Sollas, Hosta, Tigharry, Hougharry, Paible, Grimsay, Cladach Kir

Naming - Location

Local native name: Uibhist a Tuath
Archipelago (island group): Outer Hebrides
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Baleshare 0.401 km SouthWest
2) Grimsay 0.582 km SouthSouthWest
3) Berneray 0.609 km NorthNorthWest
4) Benbecula 2.5 km SouthWest
5) Lewis Harris 10.6 km NorthNorthEast
6) South Uist 12 km South
7) Skye 22.6 km EastSouthEast
8) Scalpay 32.3 km NorthEast
9) Eriskay 46.4 km South
10) Barra 50.8 km South
11) Great Bernera 59.9 km NorthNorthEast
12) Canna 60.4 km SouthEast
13) Isle of Raasay 63.2 km EastSouthEast
14) St Kilda or Hirta 64.1 km WestNorthWest
15) Isle of Rona 64.4 km East
16) Soay 67.2 km SouthEast
17) Rùm 69.1 km SouthEast
18) Scalpay 71.1 km EastSouthEast
19) Eigg 87.5 km SouthEast
20) Muck 91 km SouthEast
21) Coll 99.6 km SouthSouthEast
22) Tiree 109 km SouthSouthEast
23) Mull 112.5 km SouthSouthEast
24) Ulva 125.6 km SouthSouthEast
25) Iona 137.3 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: Lochmaddy
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Bail Uachdraich (Central)
Baile mhartainn (NorthNorthWest)
Baile mhic phail (Central)
Baile mor council area na h eileanan an iar (Central)
Baile Raghnill (Central)
Ceann a bhaigh council area na h eileanan an iar ward beinn na foghla agus uibhist a tuath (Central)
Ceathramh Meadhanach (Central)
Clachan an Luib (Central)
Cladach Chirceboist (Central)
Corunna (Central)
Greinetobht (Central)
Griminis north uist (Central)
Hogha Gearraidh (Central)
Hosta (Central)
Loch Euphort (Central)
Lochmaddy (Central)
Lochportain (Central)
Malacleit (Central)
Paibeil (Central)
Port Nan Long (Central)
Saighdinis (Central)
Scolpaig (NorthNorthWest)
Solas (Central)
Tigh A' Ghearraidh (Central)
Trumaisgearraidh (Central)

Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 73 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea


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Weather at North Uist

The weather type in Western Islesovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 10 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 4.12 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1028 mb
Humidity: 81 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 2 minutes
Sunrise: 09:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:49 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): 1297 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 North Uist

 Forest   5.4 km2 
 2% 
 Nature   62.3 km2 
 23% 
 Agriculture   44.1 km2 
 16% 
 Wet nature   142.9 km2 
 52% 
 Water   8.2 km2 
 3% 
 Urban area   0 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   11.5 km2 
 4%