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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -2.85954 lat : 59.04979
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -2°51'34.3404 lat : 59°2'59.2584
Surface area: 27.3 km2 (0.072 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 35 km
Average height: 24 metre
Length island: 9.8 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 4.3 km
Name : Ward Hill (63 metre)
Orientation island: Southwest - Northeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 307
Population density: 10.40 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Balfour (ZZW)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Shapinsay
Archipelago (island group):
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Mainland Orkney 1.7 km South
2) Gairsay 2.4 km WestNorthWest
3) Wyre 5.3 km NorthWest
4) Egilsay 5.6 km NorthNorthWest
5) Eday 5.7 km North
6) Stronsay 6.3 km East
7) Rousay 7.4 km NorthNorthWest
8) Holm of Grimbister 8.7 km WestSouthWest
9) Sanday 12.5 km NorthNorthEast
10) Auskerry 13.1 km East
11) Westray 16.3 km NorthNorthWest
12) Burray 16.4 km South
13) South Ronaldsay 20.6 km SouthSouthWest
14) Flotta 21.7 km SouthSouthWest
15) Inner Holm 21.8 km WestSouthWest
16) Graemsay 22.2 km WestSouthWest
17) Hoy 23.4 km SouthWest
18) Fara 23.6 km SouthSouthWest
19) Papa Westray 26.8 km North
20) South Walls 27.9 km SouthSouthWest
21) North Ronaldsay 36.1 km NorthNorthEast
22) Island of Stroma 38.8 km SouthSouthWest
23) Fair Isle 80.7 km NorthEast
24) Mainland Shetland 120.1 km NorthEast
25) Foula 121.2 km NorthNorthEast
Country:
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country:
Name :
Name :
Main place: Balfour
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Balfour (West)
Edmonstone (NorthEast)
Newlot (SouthSouthEast)

Location Main place: South-southeast
Sea:
Distance to main land: 43 km
Nearest Country:
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks:


Topographic islandmap Shapinsay

Shapinsay map

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Height map of Shapinsay

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Weather at Shapinsay

The weather type in Kirkwallbroken cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 9 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 8.23 meter per second (Wind force - bft 5)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1030 mb
Humidity: 81 %
Daylength at 2 December 2022:6 hour and 41 minutes
Sunrise: 09:40 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:21 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Shapinsay

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: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 0 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: No

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Landuse Shapinsay

 Forest   0 km2 
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 Nature   2.5 km2 
 9% 
 Agriculture   23.7 km2 
 87% 
 Wet nature   0 km2 
 0% 
 Water   1.1 km2 
 4% 
 Urban area   0 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
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 Viticulture   0 km2 
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 Rock outcrop   0 km2 
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