About Shetland

Shetland (formerly Zetland and also Hjaltland) is an archipelago off the northeast coast of mainland Scotland. The 100+ islands (15 of them inhabited), span 145 km (100 miles) between Fair Isle and Out Stack, the northernmost point of Britain. The islands are 960 km (600 miles) north of London, 280 km (170 miles) from the Faroe Islands and form part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The total area is approximately 1,466 km² (566 square miles). The islands' administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick. The largest island, known as "Mainland," has an area of 967 km² (374 square miles), making it the third-largest Scottish island and the fifth-largest of the British Isles. Shetland has 19 hours of midsummer daylight, 138 sandy beaches, 639 miles of roads, 900 miles of coastline, 6,080 archaeological sites, 22,000 people, 46,000 gannets and 200,000 puffins.

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Have a look at the Shetland Tourism pages.

Have a look at the Visit Scotland, Shetland pages.

Have a look at the Shetlopedia pages.

Have a look at the Wikipedia Shetland page.

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