Lewis

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For ither uises, see Lewis (disambiguation).
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Lewis
Outerhebrideslewis2.png
Area683 sq mi (1,770 km2)
Population18,500 
• Density27/sq mi (10/km2)
LeidScots Gaelic
Inglis
OS grid referenceNB426340
• Edinburgh276 miles (444 km)
Cooncil aurie
Lieutenancy aurie
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounSTORNOWAY
ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode destrictHS1, HS2
Diallin code01851
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
List of places
UK
Scotland
58°12′N 6°36′W / 58.2°N 6.6°W / 58.2; -6.6Coordinates: 58°12′N 6°36′W / 58.2°N 6.6°W / 58.2; -6.6

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).