Muckle Roe

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Muckle Roe
The beach at Muckle Ayre on Muckle Roe
The beach at Muckle Ayre on Muckle Roe
Waters Atlantic Ocean
Archipelago Shetland Islands
Geographical location 60 ° 22 ′ 3 ″  N , 1 ° 25 ′ 10 ″  W Coordinates: 60 ° 22 ′ 3 ″  N , 1 ° 25 ′ 10 ″  W
Muckle Roe (Shetland)
Muckle Roe
length 5 km
width 5 km
surface 17.73 km²
Highest elevation Mid Ward
172  m
Residents 130 (March 27, 2011)
7.3 inhabitants / km²
main place Roesound

The island of Muckle Roe is part of the Shetland Islands and is located in the Atlantic Ocean northwest of Scotland . It belongs to the Civil parish and the Community council area Delting .

It is connected to Mainland , the main island of the Shetland Islands, by a bridge over the Roe Sound , which is only a few meters wide . The hilly island is almost round and has a diameter of about 5 km and an area of ​​18 km². The highest point is 169 meters.

Most of the 130 inhabitants live scattered across the island in the individual farms of agriculture and fishing. Since the island has no archaeological sights, tourism plays practically no role.

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