Shetland Islands

The Shetland Islands are the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, a group of islands 100 mi north of mainland . The largest town, , is closer to Norway than to Edinburgh, and culturally and geographically they feel more Norse than Scottish.
Photo: Lis Burke, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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is the largest town and capital of the Shetland Islands. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a small island north of the Scottish mainland. Photo: Dpaajones, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the most northerly inhabited island of the Shetland Islands, north of mainland Scotland. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is one of the North Isles of the Shetland Islands, north of mainland Scotland. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Destinations

is one of the Shetland Islands, some 20 miles out into the Atlantic west of Shetland Mainland. Photo: Ronnie Robertson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The island of is in the Shetland Islands just east of Mainland, and is the most accessible island from . Photo: Ronnie Robertson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a village in the Shetland Islands. It was the capital of these islands until 1708 when Lerwick became capital. Photo: Hajotthu, CC BY 3.0.

is on Mainland of the Shetland Islands. It was tiny fishing village then grew rapidly in the 1970s with the construction of Sullom Voe oil terminal. Photo: Ronnie Robertson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

or Waas is a small fishing village on the west Mainland of the Shetland Islands. Photo: Ronnie Robertson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a small village near the southern tip of Mainland in the Shetland Islands. Photo: Hajotthu, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small village on the Mainland of the Shetland Islands. Photo: Chris Combe, CC BY 2.0.

Shetland Islands

Latitude of center
60.3333° or 60° 20' north
Longitude of center
-1.3333° or 1° 20' west
Population
23,200
Abbreviation
ZET
Elevation
440 feet (134 metres)
Geo­Names ID
2638010

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Shetland-eilande
  • Afrikaans: Shetland
  • Afrikaans: Shetland Eilande
  • Afrikaans: Shetlandeilande
  • Arabic: Shetland
  • Arabic: شتلاند
  • Aragonese: Islas Sealtainn
  • Aragonese: Islas Shetland
  • Aragonese: Shetland
  • Armenian: Շետլանդյան կղզիներ
  • Asturian: Islles Shetland
  • Asturian: Islles Xetland
  • Azerbaijani: Şetland adaları
  • Basque: Shetland
  • Basque: Shetlandak
  • Basque: Shetland uharteak
  • Belarusian: Шэтландзкія астравы
  • Belarusian: Шэтландскія астравы
  • Belarusian: Шэтланды
  • Bengali: শেটল্যান্ড
  • Breton: Sealtainn
  • Breton: Shetland
  • Bulgarian: Шетланд
  • Bulgarian: Шетландски острови
  • Bulgarian: Шетлънд
  • Bulgarian: Шетлъндски острови
  • Catalan: Consell de les illes Shetland
  • Catalan: Illes Shetland
  • Catalan: Shetland
  • Cebuano: Shetland Islands (kapuloan)
  • Cebuano: Shetland Islands
  • Chinese: Shetland
  • Chinese: 士特蘭
  • Chinese: 斯特兰特
  • Chinese: 昔德蘭
  • Chinese: 昔德蘭群島
  • Chinese: 设得兰
  • Chinese: 设得兰群岛
  • Chinese: 设德兰
  • Chinese: 设德兰群岛
  • Chinese: 雪特蘭群島
  • Croatian: Shetlandsko otočje
  • Czech: Shetlandské ostrovy
  • Czech: Shetlandy
  • Danish: Hjaltland
  • Danish: Shetland
  • Danish: Shetlandsøerne
  • Danish: Zetland
  • Dutch: Hit-land
  • Dutch: Hitland
  • Dutch: Hitlandt
  • Dutch: Hjaltland
  • Dutch: Shetland-eilanden
  • Dutch: Shetland
  • Dutch: Shetland Eilanden
  • Dutch: Shetland Islands
  • Dutch: Shetlandeiland
  • Dutch: Shetlandeilanden
  • Dutch: Shetlands
  • Dutch: Zetland
  • English: Hjaltland
  • English: Shetland
  • English: Zetland
  • Esperanto: Ŝetlandaj Insuloj
  • Esperanto: Ŝetlando
  • Esperanto: Ŝetlandoj
  • Estonian: Shetland
  • Estonian: Shetlandi saared
  • Estonian: Zetlandi saared
  • Faroese: Hetland
  • Faroese: Shetland
  • Fiji Hindi: Shetland Islands
  • Finnish: Shetland
  • Finnish: Shetlandinsaaret
  • Finnish: Shetlandin saaret
  • Finnish: Shetlandsaaret
  • Finnish: Shetlannin saaret
  • Finnish: Shetlanti
  • French: Archipel des Shetlands
  • French: Shetland
  • French: Shetlands
  • French: Îles Shetland
  • Galician: Illas Shetland
  • Galician: Shetland
  • German: GB-ZET
  • German: Hjaltland
  • German: Shetland
  • German: Shetland-Inseln
  • German: Shetland-Islands
  • German: Shetlandinseln
  • German: Shetlands
  • German: Zetland
  • Greek: Νησιά Σέτλαντ
  • Greek: Σέτλαντ
  • Gujarati: શેટલેન્ડ
  • Hebrew: איי שטלנד
  • Hebrew: שטלנד
  • Hungarian: Shetland-szigetek
  • Hungarian: Shetland
  • Hungarian: Shetland Islands
  • Hungarian: Shetland szigetek
  • Icelandic: Hjaltland
  • Icelandic: Hjaltlandseyjar
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Shetland
  • Indonesian: Shetland
  • Irish: Inse Shealtainn
  • Italian: Isole Shetland
  • Italian: Isole Shetlands
  • Italian: Shetland
  • Japanese: シェットランド諸島
  • Japanese: シェトランド
  • Japanese: シェトランド諸島
  • Kannada: ಶೆಟ್ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
  • Kazakh: Шетланд аралдары
  • Kirghiz: Шетленд аралдары
  • Korean: 셰틀랜드 제도
  • Latin: Aemodae Insulae
  • Latin: Shetlandia
  • Latvian: Šetlandes salas
  • Latvian: Šetlendas
  • Latvian: Šetlendas salas
  • Lithuanian: Šetlandai
  • Lithuanian: Šetlando salos
  • Low German: Shetlaand
  • Low German: Shetland
  • Low German: Sjetlaand
  • Lower Sorbian: Shetland
  • Macedonian: Шетландски Острови
  • Manx: Shetlynn
  • Marathi: शेटलँड
  • Min Nan Chinese: Shetland
  • Norwegian: Shetland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Hjaltland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Hjaltlandsøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shetland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shetland Islands
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shetlandsøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shetlendar
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shetlender
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Shetlending
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Zetland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Hjaltland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Hjaltlandsøyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Shetland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Shetlandsøyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Shetlandsøyene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sjetland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sjetlandsøyane
  • Occitan (post 1500): Shetland
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Geltland
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Ȝetland
  • Ossetian: Шетландаг сакъадæхтæ
  • Ossetian: Шетланды сакъадæхтæ
  • Persian: شتلند
  • Polish: Szetlandy
  • Polish: Wyspy Szetlandzkie
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Shetland
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Shetlands
  • Portuguese: Shetland
  • Portuguese: Shetland Islands
  • Portuguese: Zetland
  • Pushto: شټلنډ
  • Romanian: Insulele Shetland
  • Romanian: Shetland
  • Russian: Шетландские острова
  • Russian: Шетланды
  • Russian: Шетлендские острова
  • Samogitian: Šetlanda salas
  • Scots: Shetland
  • Scots: Shetland Islands
  • Scottish Gaelic: Sealltainn
  • Scottish Gaelic: Sealtainn
  • Serbian: Шетландска острва
  • Serbo-Croatian: Shetland
  • Serbo-Croatian: Shetlandski otoci
  • Serbo-Croatian: Šetland
  • Serbo-Croatian: Šetlandska ostrva
  • Serbo-Croatian: Šetlandski otoci
  • Sicilian: Shetland
  • Slovak: Shetlandské ostrovy
  • Slovak: Shetlandy
  • Spanish: Hjaltland
  • Spanish: Islas Shetland
  • Spanish: Shetland
  • Spanish: Shetland Islands
  • Swahili: Visiwa vya Shetland
  • Swedish: Hjaltland
  • Swedish: Shetland
  • Swedish: Shetlandsöarna
  • Tagalog: Kapuluang Shetland
  • Tagalog: Kapuluan ng Shetland
  • Tagalog: Shetland
  • Tamil: ஷெட்லன்ட்
  • Tamil: ஷெட்லேண்ட்
  • Telugu: శెట్ల్యాండ్
  • Telugu: షెట్లాండ్
  • Turkish: Shetland
  • Turkish: Shetland Adaları
  • Turkish: Zetland
  • Ukrainian: Шетландські острови
  • Ukrainian: Шетлендські острови
  • Upper Sorbian: Shetlandske kupy
  • Urdu: شیٹ لینڈ
  • Uzbek: Shetlend orollari
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Shetland
  • Vietnamese: Shetland
  • Waray (Philippines): Shetland
  • Welsh: Shetland
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Shetland
  • Western Frisian: Sjetlâneilannen
  • Western Panjabi: شٹلینڈ
  • Wu Chinese: 设得兰
  • Yiddish: שעטלאנד
  • Yue Chinese: 昔德蘭
  • Shetland Islands Area

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