Jura, Scotland

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Jura, Scotland
Location
Jura, Scotland is located in Scotland
Jura, Scotland
Jura, Scotland shown within Scotland.
OS grid reference: NR589803
Names
Gaelic name: Loudspeaker.png Diùra (info • help)
Norse name: Dýr-ey/Hjǫrt-ey
Meaning of name: Old Norse for 'deer island'
Area and Summit
Area: 366.92 km2 (142 sq mi)
Area rank (Scottish islands): 8
Highest elevation: Beinn an Òir 785 m (2,575 ft)
Population
Population (2001): 196[1]
Population rank (inhabited Scottish islands): 31 out of 97
Main settlement: Craighouse
Groupings
Island Group: Islay
Local Authority: Argyll and Bute
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References: see text

Jura [2] is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, just north-east of Islay. Compared with its fertile and more populous neighbour, Jura is mountainous, bare and infertile. It is covered largely by vast areas of blanket bog, hence its small population.[3][4] In a list of the islands of Scotland ranked by size, Jura comes eighth, whereas ranked by population it comes thirty-first. It is in the council area of Argyll and Bute.

References[change | change source]

  1. 2011 census
  2. /ˈʊərə/ JOOR; Scottish Gaelic: Diùra [ˈtʲuːɾə]
  3. Haswell-Smith, Hamish 2004. The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate, p47. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7
  4. Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9