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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -6.24312 lat : 57.37045
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -6°14'35.2392 lat : 57°22'13.6344
Surface area: 1628.6 km2 (4.289 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 589 km
Average height: 165 metre
Length island: 73 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 40 km
Name : Sgurr Alasdair (992 metre)
Orientation island: Northwest - Southeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 10462
Population density: 6.32 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Foldigarry (N)
Sligachan (C)
Broadford (O)
Kyleakin (O)
Isleornsay (ZO)
Armadale (ZO)
Elgol (Z)
Glenbrittle (Z)
Talisker (ZW)
Carbost (ZW)
Bracadale (W)
Glendale (W)
Boreaig (W)
Dunvegan (W)
Stein (NW)
Uig (N)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Skye
Archipelago (island group): Inner Hebrides
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Scalpay 0.511 km NorthNorthEast
2) Soay 0.993 km SouthSouthWest
3) Isle of Raasay 1.1 km NorthEast
4) Isle of Rona 8.2 km East
5) Eigg 10.9 km SouthWest
6) Rùm 11.2 km South
7) Canna 14.5 km SouthWest
8) North Uist 22.6 km WestNorthWest
9) Muck 22.8 km SouthSouthWest
10) Lewis Harris 23.4 km NorthWest
11) Scalpay 23.8 km NorthWest
12) Benbecula 24.8 km West
13) Grimsay 25.2 km West
14) South Uist 27.3 km WestSouthWest
15) Berneray 33.2 km WestNorthWest
16) Baleshare 34.5 km West
17) Mull 40.8 km South
18) Coll 45.3 km SouthWest
19) Eriskay 45.7 km SouthWest
20) Barra 55.8 km SouthWest
21) Ulva 59 km SouthSouthWest
22) Lismore 60.3 km SouthSouthEast
23) Great Bernera 60.6 km NorthNorthWest
24) Tiree 68.3 km SouthWest
25) Kerrera 72.8 km SouthSouthEast
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area Highland
Name Ward: Ward Eilean a'Cheo
Main place: Portree
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 0.5 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Since 1995 connected with the Scottish mainland by a bridge.


Topographic islandmap Skye

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Height map of Skye

Skye Digital terrain model - DTM



Relief: Height Classes in percentages


Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Skye

The weather type in Portreeovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 6 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 4.64 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: South-southeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1019 mb
Humidity: 89 %
Daylength at 30 November 2022:7 hour and 10 minutes
Sunrise: 09:38 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:48 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Skye

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): 1210 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

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2) Staffin Car. And Camp. Site
3) Torvaig Caravan And Camping Site
4) Uig Bay Campsite
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Landuse Skye

 Forest   146.5 km2 
 9% 
 Nature   744.2 km2 
 46% 
 Agriculture   143.9 km2 
 9% 
 Wet nature   519.2 km2 
 32% 
 Water   9.2 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   2.8 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   63.1 km2 
 4%