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Papa Westree

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Coordinates: 59°21′N 2°54′W / 59.350°N 2.900°W / 59.350; -2.900

Papa Westree
Norse namePapey (hin) Meiri
Meanin o nameAuld Norse for "big island o the papar"
Law cliffs on the east coast
Law cliffs on the east coast
Papa Westree is located in Orkney Islands
Papa Westree
Papa Westree
Papa Westray shawn within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY488518
Coordinates59°22′N 2°54′W / 59.36°N 2.9°W / 59.36; -2.9
Physical geography
Island groupOrkney
Aurie918 hectare (3.5 sq mi)
Aurie rank53 [1]
Heichest elevationNorth Hill 49 metre (161 ft)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieOrkney Islands
Population rank45=[2][1]
Population density9.8 fowk/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlementBackaskaill
References[3][4] [5][6]

Papa Westree, kent as Papay an aw, is ae o the Orkney Islands in Scotland.


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  1. 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.
  2. a b 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.
  3. a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate.
  4. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 5 Orkney (Northern Isles) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2008. ISBN 9780319228111.
  5. Anderson, Joseph (ed.) (1873) The Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas. The Internet Archive. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. Pedersen, Roy (Januar 1992) Orkneyjar ok Katanes (map, Inverness, Nevis Print)