Mainland, Shetland

The Mainland is the main island of Shetland, Scotland. The island contains Shetland's only burgh, Lerwick, and is the center of Shetland's ferry and air connections.

Mainland
Scottish Gaelic nameMòr-thìr
Scots nameMainland
Old Norse nameMegenland
Meaning of nameOld Norse for 'mainland'

The cliffs of Eshaness, North Mainland
Location
Mainland
Mainland shown within Scotland
OS grid referenceHU414553
Coordinates60.30°N 1.30°W / 60.30; -1.30
Physical geography
Island groupShetland
Area96,879 ha (374 sq mi)[1]
Area rank3[2]
Highest elevationRonas Hill 450 m (1,476 ft)
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaShetland Islands
Demographics
Population18,765[3]
Population rank2[2]
Population density19.41 people/km2[1]
Largest settlementLerwick
References[4]

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