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Gaelic name About this sound Beinn nam Fadhla 
Meanin o name pennyland o the fords
Benbecula is locatit in Ooter Hebrides
Benbecula shawn within the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid reference NF807525
Coordinates 57°26′46″N 7°19′12″W / 57.446°N 7.320°W / 57.446; -7.320
Physical geography
Island group Uists an Barra
Aurie 8,203 hectares (31.7 sq mi)
Aurie rank 16 [1]
Heichest elevation Ruaval 124 metres (407 ft)
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population 1,303[2]
Population rank 11 [1]
Population density 15.9 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlement Balivanich
References [3][4][5]

Benbecula (Scots Gaelic: Beinn nam Fadhla,[6] or Beinn na Faoghla[7][8] pronounced [peɲəˈvɤːlˠ̪ə]) is an island of the Ooter Hebrides, in the Atlantic Ocean off the wast coast o Scotland. In the 2011 census it haed a uisually resident population o 1,303, wi a sizable percentage o Roman Catholics. It forms pairt o the aurie admeenistered bi Comhairle nan Eilean Siar or the Wastren Isles Cooncil.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 236
  4. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. "Welcome to Benbecula" Explore Scotland. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  6. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Placenames Archived December 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 20 August 2008.
  7. "Benbecula - Beinn na Faoghla". Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba - Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland - Database. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  8. "Benbecula". Am Faclair Beag - Scottish Gaelic Dictionary. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

Coordinates: 57°26′45″N 7°19′11″W / 57.44580°N 7.31964°W / 57.44580; -7.31964