Shetland (formerly spelled Zetland, from Èœetland, Scottish Gaelic: Sealtainn) formerly called Hjaltland, is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It is an archipelago to the north-east of Orkney and mainland Scotland, with a total area of approximately 1466 km² (566 sq. miles). It forms part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick.
The largest island, known as the Mainland, has an area of 967 km² (374 q. miles), making it the third-largest Scottish island and also the third-largest island surrounding Great Britain.
Shetland is also a lieutenancy area, comprises the Shetland constituency of the Scottish Parliament, and was formerly a county.
Locations within the Shetland: