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Gaelic name About this sound Ìle 
Norse name Íl[1]
Meanin o name Unkent
Islay is locatit in Argyll an Bute
Islay shown within Argyll an Bute
OS grid reference NR370598
Physical geography
Island group Islay
Aurie 61,956 hectares (239 sq mi)[2]
Aurie rank 5 [4]
Heichest elevation Beinn Bheigeir 491 metres (1,611 ft)[3]
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Argyll an Bute
Population 3,228[5]
Population rank 7[5][4]
Population density 5.2 fowk/km2[2][5]
Lairgest settlement Port Ellen[6]

Islay (Scots Gaelic: Ìle, pronounced [ˈiːlə]) is the soothrenmaist island o the Inner Hebrides o Scotland.

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  1. Gammeltoft 2007, p. 487
  2. 2.0 2.1 Haswell-Smith 2004, p. 41
  3. Haswell-Smith 2004, p. 42
  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 5.2 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. National Records of Scotland. "Table KS101SC - Usual Resident Population, all people; Settlement/Locality 2010; Port Ellen". Scotland's Census 2011.  From the main page select Results, Standard Outputs, year 2011, table KS101SC,area type locality 2010. On the map click Bowmore and Port Ellen for comparison.

Coordinates: 55°46′N 6°9′W / 55.767°N 6.150°W / 55.767; -6.150