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Scottish Gaelic nameFlodaigh
Meaning of name"Float island", from Norse
Flodaigh is located in Outer Hebrides
Flodaigh shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid referenceNF846553
Coordinates57°29′N 7°16′W / 57.48°N 7.26°W / 57.48; -7.26
Physical geography
Island groupUists and Barra
Area145 hectares (360 acres)[1]
Area rank124= [2]
Highest elevation20 m
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaNa h-Eileanan Siar
Population rank72= [2]
Population density4.8 people/km2[3][4]
Flodaigh with Eaval on North Uist behind.

Flodaigh is a tidal island lying to the north of Benbecula and south of Grimsay in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It is connected to Benbecula by a causeway.

The island is 145 hectares and in 2001 had a population of 11[1] and 7 in 2011.[3] The census refers to the island by its anglicised name of "Flodda".

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ a b c National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland's Inhabited Islands" (PDF). Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland Release 1C (Part Two) (PDF) (Report). SG/2013/126. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey. OS Maps Online (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure.

Coordinates: 57°28′43″N 7°15′44″W / 57.47861°N 7.26222°W / 57.47861; -7.26222