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Mainland, Shetland

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Mainland, Shetland
Norse nameMegenland
Meanin o nameAuld Norse for 'mainland'
OS grid referenceHU414553
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Aurie96,879 hectare (374 sq mi)[1]
Aurie rank3 [2]
Heichest elevationRonas Hill 450 metre (1,476 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieShetland Islands
Population rank2 [2]
Population density19.41 people/km2[1]
Lairgest settlementLerwick

The Mainland is the main island o Shetland, Scotland. The island contains Shetland's anly burgh, Lerwick, an is the centre o Shetland's ferry an air connections.


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  1. a b Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 406
  2. a b 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. 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. Ordnance Survey