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- Geography of Scotland
Scotland's mainland is 275 miles (440km) from north (Cape Wrath) to south (Mull of Galloway) and 154 miles (248km) at its widest point (Buchan Ness to Applecross).
But the furthest you can get away from the sea is 40/50 miles.
At its narrowest, Scotland is only 25 miles wide (from the estuaries of the rivers Clyde and Forth).
Its land area is just over 30,000 square miles.
The most northerly point on the mainland is Dunnet Head in Caithness.
The coastline of mainland Scotland is 6,200 miles long.
Scotland makes up over 30% of the area of the United Kingdom (with less than 10% of the UK population).
The Shetland Islands are nearer to Oslo, capital of Norway, than London, capital of the United Kingdom.
The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis (4,418 feet).
There are 790 islands off the coast of Scotland of which 130 are inhabited.
Scotland's longest river is the Tay (120 miles).
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