St Kilda, Scotland

Coordinates: 57°49′N 8°35′W / 57.817°N 8.583°W / 57.817; -8.583

St Kilda (Scots Gaelic: Hiort) is an isolatit airchipelago 64 kilometre (40 mi) wast-northwast o North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean.

St Kilda
Gaelic nameHiort
Pronunciation[hirˠʃt̪] ( listen)
Norse namePossibly Skildir
Meanin o nameUnkent, possibly Gaelic for "westland"
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St Kilda shawn within the Waster Isles
OS grid referenceNF095995
Coordinates57°48′N 8°36′W / 57.8°N 8.6°W / 57.8; -8.6
Physical geography
Island groupSt Kilda
Aurie854.6 ha
Heichest elevationConachair 430 m
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieComhairle nan Eilean Siar
PopulationNo permanent population syne 1930
Lairgest settlementAm Baile (the Veelage)


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