Lewis

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Coordinates: 58°12′N 6°36′W / 58.2°N 6.6°W / 58.2; -6.6

Lewis
Scots Gaelic: Aboot this soond Leòdhas 
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Aurie  683 sq mi (1,770 km2)
Population 18,500 
    - Density  27/sq mi (10/km2)
Language Scots Gaelic
Inglis
OS grid reference NB426340
    - Edinburgh  276 miles (444 km) 
Cooncil aurie Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy aurie Wastren Isles
Kintra Scotland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun STORNOWAY
ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode destrict HS1, HS2
Diallin code 01851
Polis Scots
Fire Scots
Ambulance Scots
EU Pairlament Scotland
UK Pairlament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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Lewis (Scots Gaelic: Leòdhas, pronounced [ʎɔː.əs̪], also Isle of Lewis) is the northren pairt o Lewis an Harris, the lairgest island o the Wastren Isles or Ooter Hebrides (a airchipelago in Scotland). The total aurie o Lewis is 683 square miles (1,770 km2).[1]

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  1. Thompson, Francis (1968) Harris and Lewis. Newton Abbott. David & Charles. Page 15. The sub-totals provided are: Land – 404,184 acres (163,567 ha); inland water – 24,863 acres (10,062 ha); saltmarsh – 230 acres (93 ha); foreshore – 7,775 acres (3,146 ha); tidal water – 150 acres (61 ha).