Mainland, Orkney

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Mainland, Orkney
Gaelic nameMòr-thìr
Norse nameMegenland/Hrossey
Meanin o nameNorse for 'mainland' or 'island o horse'
Orkney Islands map mainland highligted.png
OS grid referenceHY350158
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie52,325 hectare (202 sq mi)[1]
Aurie rank6 [2]
Heichest elevationMid Hill 271 metre (889 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands Cooncil
Population rank3 [2]
Population density32.80 fowk/km2[1][3]
Lairgest settlementKirkwa

The Mainland is the main island o Orkney, Scotland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 334
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  5. Landranger Maps (2002). "Sheet No.6" (map). Ordnance Survey.

Coordinates: 58°59′N 3°06′W / 58.983°N 3.100°W / 58.983; -3.100