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Islands of United Kingdom

Anglesey     [938]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: Irish Sea
Lat: 53.30º N   Long : 4.40º W
Area: 653.7 sq. km   Altitude: 222 m
Shoreline: 148.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2270
Depth to nearest land: < 25 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 1 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 480 km    Isolation Index: 24
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Arran     [934]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 55.59º N   Long : 5.24º W
Area: 437.3 sq. km   Altitude: 874 m
Shoreline: 94.6 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2163
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 5 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 680 km    Isolation Index: 31
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Flannan Islands     [1704]
Group: West Isles, Archipelago: British Isles
Country: United Kingdom: Atlantic
Lat: 58.27º NLong: 7.58º W Region: North Atlantic
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE: continental

Great Britain     [943]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 55.00º N   Long : 2.00º W
Area: 209331.1 sq. km   Altitude: 1333 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 6028.4 km (scale 1:6418000)   Coastal Index: 0.0288
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m
Nearest island: 20 km   group: 35 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 35 km    Isolation Index: 16
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Hoy     [928]
   Group: Orkney Islands   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Sea
Lat: 58.83º N   Long : 3.28º W
Area: 153.0 sq. km   Altitude: 481 m
Shoreline: 77.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5065
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 3 km   group: 15 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 28
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Islay     [937]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 55.77º N   Long : 6.23º W
Area: 619.6 sq. km   Altitude: 491 m
Shoreline: 185.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2994
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 20 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 720 km    Isolation Index: 32
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Jura     [932]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 55.98º N   Long : 5.90º W
Area: 377.3 sq. km   Altitude: 785 m
Shoreline: 112.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2979
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 5 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 750 km    Isolation Index: 31
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Lewis     [942]
   Group: Outer Hebrides   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 58.18º N   Long : 6.70º W
Area: 2086.4 sq. km   Altitude: 799 m
Shoreline: 546.6 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2620
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 25 km   group: 25 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 480 km    Isolation Index: 32
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

Man (Isle of) Isle of Man  - including Calf of Man    [936]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: Irish Sea
Lat: 54.23º N   Long : 4.55º W
Area: 572.6 sq. km   Altitude: 621 m
Shoreline: 128.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2242
Depth to nearest land: < 46 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 30 km   group: 30 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 320 km    Isolation Index: 29
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 72000 (1996)   Density: 125.7 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.0%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 6
Last updated: 01/02/98

Mull     [939]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 56.46º N   Long : 5.95º W
Area: 885.5 sq. km   Altitude: 966 m
Shoreline: 291.8 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3295
Depth to nearest land: < 25 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 2 km   group: 2 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 780 km    Isolation Index: 31
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

North Rona     [1706]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Atlantic
Lat: 59.11º N   Long : 5.83º W
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 17 km   group: 70 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 670 km    Isolation Index: 38
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

North Uist     [931]
   Group: Outer Hebrides   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 57.58º N   Long : 7.30º W
Area: 335.3 sq. km   Altitude: 345 m
Shoreline: 167.9 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5007
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 10 km   group: 25 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 770 km    Isolation Index: 36
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

Orkney     [935]
   Group: Orkney Islands   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Sea
Lat: 59.03º N   Long : 3.03º W
Area: 539.8 sq. km   Altitude: 269 m
Shoreline: 193.7 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3588
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 30 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 30
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 11/02/89

Rockall     [1702]
Group:
Country: United Kingdom: Atlantic
Lat: 57.67º NLong: 13.50º W Region: North Atlantic
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Rousay     [1245]
   Group: Orkney Islands   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Sea
Lat: 59.16º N   Long : 3.03º W
Area: 47.4 sq. km   Altitude: 250 m
Shoreline: 33.3 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.7025
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 53 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 31
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 22/08/88

Rum (Rhum)    [911]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 57.00º N   Long : 6.31º W
Area: 108.5 sq. km   Altitude: 812 m
Shoreline: 46.7 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4304
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 12 km   group: 24 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 780 km    Isolation Index: 36
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Scilly, Iles of   - including St Marys, Tresco, St Martins    [1584]
   Group: Scilly   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: English Channel
Lat: 49.92º N   Long : 6.33º W
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 40 km   group: 40 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 180 km    Isolation Index: 26
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 28/01/89

Shetland     [940]
   Group: Shetland Islands   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Sea
Lat: 60.27º N   Long : 1.35º W
Area: 1038.2 sq. km   Altitude: 450 m
Shoreline: 534.1 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5144
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 90 km   group: 130 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 340 km    Isolation Index: 39
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 4.9 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

Skye, Isle of     [941]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 57.37º N   Long : 6.25º W
Area: 1658.3 sq. km   Altitude: 993 m
Shoreline: 520.9 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3141
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 1 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 750 km    Isolation Index: 29
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

South Ronaldsay (Ronaldsay)    [1246]
   Group: Orkney Islands   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Sea
Lat: 58.78º N   Long : 2.96º W
Area: 53.5 sq. km   Altitude: 118 m
Shoreline: 47.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.8785
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 10 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 28
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 22/08/88

South Uist     [930]
   Group: Outer Hebrides   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom
Lat: 57.25º N   Long : 7.30º W
Area: 311.3 sq. km   Altitude: 620 m
Shoreline: 125.3 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4025
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 2 km   group: 30 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 780 km    Isolation Index: 35
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 16.8 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

St Kilda     [1703]
   Group: West Isles   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Atlantic
Lat: 57.82º N   Long : 8.57º W
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 67 km   group: 67 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 840 km    Isolation Index: 45
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 8.5 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

Sula Sgeir     [1705]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Atlantic
Lat: 59.08º N   Long : 6.15º W
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 17 km   group: 60 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 680 km    Isolation Index: 38
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

Unst     [925]
   Group: Shetland Islands   Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: North Sea
Lat: 60.75º N   Long : 0.87º W
Area: 127.6 sq. km   Altitude: 285 m
Shoreline: 89.8 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.7038
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 150 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 320 km    Isolation Index: 31
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 3   Area: Terrestrial: 10.1 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 25/10/90

Wight, Isle of     [933]
   Group: Archipelago: British Isles
   Country: United Kingdom   Region: English Channel
Lat: 50.67º N   Long : 1.31º W
Area: 391.5 sq. km   Altitude: 395 m
Shoreline: 99.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2539
Depth to nearest land: < 25 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 5 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 90 km    Isolation Index: 14
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Yell     [929]
Group: Shetland Islands, Archipelago: British Isles
Country: United Kingdom: Atlantic
Lat: 60.62º NLong: 1.08º W Region: North Sea
Area: 221.0 sq. km   Altitude: 205 m   Shoreline: 133.2 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: continental

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