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Gaelic nameAboot this soondBeinn nam Fadhla 
Meanin o namepennyland o the fords
Benbecula is locatit in Ooter Hebrides
Benbecula shawn within the Ooter Hebrides
OS grid referenceNF807525
Coordinates57°26′46″N 7°19′12″W / 57.446°N 7.320°W / 57.446; -7.320
Physical geography
Island groupUists an Barra
Aurie8,203 hectares (31.7 sq mi)
Aurie rank16 [1]
Heichest elevationRuaval 124 metres (407 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieNa h-Eileanan Siar
Population rank11 [1]
Population density15.9 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlementBalivanich

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 Dizember 25, 2010[Date mismatch], 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