Category:Islay

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Islay 
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southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland
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Instance ofisland
Part ofInner Hebrides
LocationArgyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Capital
Width
  • 32 kilometre
Length
  • 40 kilometre
Population
  • 3,228 (2011)
Area
  • 620 square kilometre
Authority control
VIAF ID: 234317497
GND ID: 4445602-5
Wikidata

55° 46′ 12″ N, 6° 09′ 00″ W

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Islay is an island in the Inner Hebrides, famous for Scotch malt whisky. Its landforms are of geologic interest; its wildlife, of biologic. Abundant ruins attest to a previously larger, agrarian population. Tracts have been reforested. Its numerous archaeological sites attest to continuous occupation for several thousand years of prehistory. Its location is strategic for Atlantic defense and also for past cultural connections to Ireland and Scandinavia.

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