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General information - Location

Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -2.7681,Lat: 59.1636 marker
Elevation14 meter above sea level
Local time16:56:40pm
At islandEday
Name province/regionScotland
Name SubregionOrkney Islands
Name North Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Veness1.9 km SouthSouthEast
2 West Side3.3 km NorthWest
3 Millbounds5 km NorthNorthEast
4 Benstonhall5.4 km North
5 Stove6.8 km NorthEast

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 Tórshavn   Faroe-islands385 km NorthNorthWest
2 GlasgowScotland386 km SouthSouthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland546 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Backaland lies at the North Sea (direction East). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Swannay (2.1 km2 at a distance of 24.5 km in Western direction).The place is located at an island named Eday. The distance to the mainland is 56.9 km.

The nearest mountain is Milldoe with a height of 221 meter (at a distance of 22.9 km and direction WestSouthWest). The most nearby international border is the English-Scotish border with a straight distance of 376.1 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 527 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 19%, low location: 81%, The hills are mainly eastern orientated. The most common land use in the area is agriculture.
Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport Edinburgh Airport (at a distance of 360 km and direction SouthSouthWest).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Eday Airport (at a distance of 3 km in Northern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   7.2 km2 
 Wet nature   2 km2 
 Agriculture   9.8 km2 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Backaland in country Scotland

Backaland at Physical map (height map)

Tourist information - Travel Guide

Nearest 3 UNESCO-sites
Name Country Distance Direction
1 Heart of Neolithic OrkneyUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland31 km WestSouthWest
2 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland355 km SouthSouthWest
3 Old and New Towns of EdinburghUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland360 km SouthSouthWest

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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)

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Current weather at Pierowall

Type of weather in Pierowallovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 12 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 5.4 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 3)
Wind direction: North North East
Air pressure: 1013 mb
Humidity: 95 %
Daylength at 23 May 2024:17 hour and 32 minutes
Sunrise :05:22 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :22:53 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Pierowall - GB (longitude: -2.7681, latitude: 59.1636)
Distance weather station to place (direction ZO): 0 Kilometers

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5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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