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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -7.32247 lat : 57.24039
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -7°19'20.8956 lat : 57°14'25.4004
Surface area: 288.8 km2 (0.76 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 318.6 km
Average height: 62 metre
Length island: 35 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 14 km
Name : Beinn Mhòr (620 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 1818
Population density: 6.30 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Bornais (W)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Uibhist a Deas
Archipelago (island group): Outer Hebrides
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Benbecula 0.77 km NorthEast
2) Eriskay 1.2 km SouthWest
3) Barra 6.6 km SouthWest
4) Grimsay 10.2 km NorthNorthEast
5) Baleshare 10.6 km North
6) North Uist 12 km North
7) Skye 27.3 km EastNorthEast
8) Berneray 34.4 km NorthNorthEast
9) Canna 37.2 km East
10) Lewis Harris 42.3 km NorthNorthEast
11) Rùm 47.3 km EastSouthEast
12) Soay 58 km East
13) Coll 63.3 km SouthEast
14) Scalpay 63.4 km NorthNorthEast
15) Muck 64.6 km EastSouthEast
16) Eigg 65.3 km EastSouthEast
17) Tiree 65.6 km SouthSouthEast
18) Isle of Raasay 66.8 km East
19) Scalpay 70.5 km East
20) Isle of Rona 76.1 km EastNorthEast
21) Mull 77.7 km SouthEast
22) St Kilda or Hirta 82 km NorthWest
23) Ulva 89.9 km SouthEast
24) Great Bernera 93.9 km NorthNorthEast
25) Iona 97.6 km SouthSouthEast
Country: Great Britain
Country-section: Schotland
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name council area: Council area Outer Hebrides
Name Ward: Ward Barraigh
Main place: Lochboisdale
Location Main place: South
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 73 km
Nearest Country: Great Britain
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap South Uist

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Weather at South Uist

The weather type in Daliburghovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 10 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 6.24 meter per second (Wind force - bft 4)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1028 mb
Humidity: 76 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 7 minutes
Sunrise: 09:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:52 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): 1271 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 South Uist

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   128.7 km2 
 45% 
 Agriculture   35.7 km2 
 12% 
 Wet nature   103.8 km2 
 36% 
 Water   3.9 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   0.5 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   16.1 km2 
 6%