From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Shetland Mainland)
|OS grid reference||HU414553|
|Meaning of name||Old Norse for 'mainland'|
|Area and summit|
|Area||96,879 hectares (374 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||Ronas Hill 450 metres (1,476 ft)|
|Pop. density||19.41 people/km2|
|Local Authority||Shetland Islands|
|Where shown, area and population ranks are for all Scottish islands and all inhabited Scottish islands respectively. There are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent. There were 93 permanently inhabited islands listed in the 2011 census and more than 20 others that are inhabited from time to time.|
The mainland can be broadly divided into four sections.
- The long southern peninsula, south of Lerwick, has a mixture of moorland and farmland and contains many important archaeological sites.
- The Central Mainland has more farmland and some woodland plantations.
- The West Mainland
- The North Mainland – in particular the large Northmavine peninsula, connected to Mainland by a narrow isthmus at Mavis Grind – is wild, with much moorland and coastal cliffs. The North Mainland contains Sullom Voe, whose oil terminal is an important source of employment for the islanders.
- Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 406
- National Records of 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.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Ordnance Survey
- General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 9 July 2007.
|This Shetland location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|