Gigha

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Gigha
Gaelic name Aboot this soond Giogha [1]
Pronunciation [ˈkʲi.ə]
Norse name Guðey[2]
Meanin o name Auld Norse, probably "God's island" or "guid island"
Location
Gigha is located in Argyll an Bute
Gigha
Gigha
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)
Admeenistration
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Argyll an Bute
Demografics
Population 163[5]
Population rank 37 [4]
Population density 11.7 fowk/km2[5][6]
Lairgest settlement Ardminish
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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