St Kilda, Scotland

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Coordinates: 57°49′N 8°35′W / 57.817°N 8.583°W / 57.817; -8.583

St Kilda
Gaelic nameHiort
Pronunciation[hirˠʃt̪] ( listen)
Norse namePossibly Skildir
Meanin o nameUnkent, possibly Gaelic for "westland"
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St Kilda shawn within the Waster Isles
OS grid referenceNF095995
Coordinates57°48′N 8°36′W / 57.8°N 8.6°W / 57.8; -8.6
Physical geography
Island groupSt Kilda
Aurie854.6 ha
Heichest elevationConachair 430 m
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieComhairle nan Eilean Siar
PopulationNo permanent population syne 1930
Lairgest settlementAm Baile (the Veelage)

St Kilda (Scots Gaelic: Hiort) is an isolatit airchipelago 64 kilometre (40 mi) wast-northwast o North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003). "Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 25 Julie 2007. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. Get-a-map "NF095995" Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 28 December 2007.
  3. Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. pp. 314–26. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. "Protected Areas and World Heritage—St Kilda". Archived 2007-07-05 at United Nations Environment Programme: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 18 March 2007.
  5. Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.