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Gaelic name Aboot this soondGiogha [1]
Pronunciation [ˈkʲi.ə]
Norse name Guðey[2]
Meanin o name Auld Norse, probably "God's island" or "guid island"
Gigha is locatit in Argyll an Bute
Gigha shawn within Argyll an Bute
OS grid reference NR647498
Coordinates 55°41′N 5°45′W / 55.68°N 5.75°W / 55.68; -5.75
Physical geography
Island group Islay
Aurie 1,395 hectares (5.39 sq mi)
Aurie rank 41[3][4]
Heichest elevation Creag Bhàn 100 metres (328 ft)
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Argyll an Bute
Population 163[5]
Population rank 37 [4]
Population density 11.7 fowk/km2[5][6]
Lairgest settlement Ardminish
References [7]

The Isle o Gigha (/ˈɡə/; Scots Gaelic: 'Giogha') is a smaw island off the wast coast o Kintyre in Scotland. The island forms part o Argyll an Bute an haes a uisually resident population o aboot 160 fowk. The climate is mild wi heicher nor average sunshine oors an the siles are fertile.

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  1. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012. This author specifees "God's island".
  2. Cried such in Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, § 328, line 8, "Then King Hakon sailed south long Kintyre and lay at the place that is called Guðey" and § 329, line 7, "Then they went out under Guðey, to King Hakon"; see A. O. Anderson, Early Sources, vol. ii, pp. 617, 620
  3. Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 502–03. Modified tae include briged islands.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.
  6. Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 37–41.
  7. Infobox soorce is Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 37–41 unless itherwise statit.

Coordinates: 55°41′N 5°45′W / 55.683°N 5.750°W / 55.683; -5.750