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Benbecula
Meaning of name pennyland of the fords
OS grid reference NF807525
Coordinates 57°26′46″N 7°19′12″W / 57.446°N 7.320°W / 57.446; -7.320Coordinates: 57°26′46″N 7°19′12″W / 57.446°N 7.320°W / 57.446; -7.320
Physical geography
Island group Uists and Barra
Area 8,203 hectares (31.7 sq mi)
Area rank 16 
Highest elevation Ruaval 124 metres (407 ft)
Administration
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Demographics
Population 1,219
Largest settlement Balivanich
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Benbecula (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn nam Fadhla) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. It forms part of the area administered by the Western Isles Council.

In the 2001 census it had a resident population of 1,249, with a sizable percentage of Roman Catholics. This is slightly unusual because the Highlands and Islands is generally the religious territory of the Wee Frees, the Free Church of Scotland and its various offshoots.

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