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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:

Aith
Baltasound
Belmont
Brae
Burravoe
Catfirth
Dalsetter
Easter Quarff
Funzie
Hillswick
Housetter
Lerwick
Mangaster
Mossbank
Ollaberry
Quarff
Sandness
Sandwick
Scalloway
Stebbligrind
Sumburgh
Tingwall
Toab
Tresta
Twatt
Ulsta
Virkie
Voe
Walls
Wester Quarff

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Status: Council Area of Scotland
Region: Scotland
Area: 1,466 sq. km
Admin HQ: Lerwick
ISO 3166-2: GB-ZET
ONS code: 00RD
Population: 22,000 (2005 est.)
Council: Shetland Islands Council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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