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Norse name Myl
Meaning of name pre-Gaelic
Tobermory waterfront
Tobermory waterfront
Physical geography
Island group Mull
Area 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi)
Area rank 4 
Highest elevation Ben More 966 m
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Argyll and Bute
Population 2990 (2011 Census)
Population density 3.2 people/km2
Largest settlement Tobermory

Mull (Scottish Gaelic: Muile) is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides (after Skye). It lies off the west coast of Scotland in the council area of Argyll and Bute.

It has an area of 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi). Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island and the fourth largest island surrounding Great Britain (excluding Ireland).

In the 2011 census the usual population of Mull was 2,800. In the summer there are also many tourists. Much of the population lives in Tobermory, the only burgh on the island until 1973, and its capital.

Tobermory is also home to Mull's only single malt Scotch whisky distillery: Tobermory distillery (formerly Ledaig).

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