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Norse nameHvalsøy
Meanin o namewhaul island
Whalsa is located in Shetland
Whalsay shawn within the Shetland Islands
OS grid referenceHU560638
Coordinates60°20′00″N 0°59′00″W / 60.3333°N 0.983333°W / 60.3333; -0.983333
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Aurie1,970 hectare (7.6 sq mi)[1]
Aurie rank36 [2]
Heichest elevationWard o Clett 119 metre (390 ft)[1]
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieShetland Islands
Population rank14 [2]
Population density53.86 fowk/km2[1][3]
Lairgest settlementSymbister

Whalsa (Inglis: Whalsay, Auld Norse: Hvalsey or Hvals-øy, meanin 'Whaul Island')[4][6] is the saxt lairgest o the Shetland islands in Scotland.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d Haswell-Smith (2004) pp. 452-53
  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. 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.
  4. a b Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9
  5. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  6. "Area guides - Whalsay". Visit Shetland. Archived frae the original on 20 September 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2007.

Coordinates: 60°20′N 0°59′W / 60.333°N 0.983°W / 60.333; -0.983