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Wikipedia: Shetland Islands
Shetland Islands
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The Shetland Islands (sometimes historically spelled Zetland, formerly Hjaltland) are one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. It is a Scottish island group between the Orkney Islands and the Faroe Islands, north of mainland Britain, with a total area of approximately 1469km2. The administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick.

The Shetland Islands were originally a Norwegian colony, and were pawned to the crown of Scotland on February 20, 1472.

The main island of the group is known as Mainland. Other islands include:

  • Bressay, Burra
  • Fetlar, Foula
  • Muckle Roe
  • Noss
  • Papa Stour
  • Trondra
  • Unst
  • Vaila, Vementry
  • Whalsay
  • Yell

The Fair Isle lies approximately halfway between Shetland and Orkney, but it is administered as part of Shetland and is sometimes counted as part of the island group.

Famous places:

  • Mousa broch
  • Jarlshof settlement

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