Place:Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland


Alt namesLorwicksource: Rand McNally Atlas (1989) p 46
Coordinates60.15°N 1.15°W
Located inShetland, Scotland     (1000 - )
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Lerwick is the capital and main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, located more than 100 miles (160 km) off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Lerwick is about north of Aberdeen, west of Bergen in Norway and south east of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

Lerwick, Shetland's only burgh, had a population of about 7,500 residents in 2010[1] and is the most northerly and most easterly town in Scotland (there are other large settlements more northerly in Shetland, most notable the village of Brae).

One of the UK's coastal weather stations is located at Lerwick.

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