Benbecula facts for kids
|Meaning of name||pennyland of the fords|
|OS grid reference||NF807525|
|Island group||Uists and Barra|
|Area||8,203 hectares (31.7 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||Ruaval 124 metres (407 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
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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