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Orkney Islands facts
  • Name: Orkney Islands
  • Capital City: Kirkwall (8,686 pop.)
  • Orkney Islands Population: 20,409 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: United Kingdom (GBP)
    (conversion rates)

    British Pound
    One British Pound Sterling
  • Ethnicity: White 98.2%, other 1.8%
  • GDP total: unknown
  • GDP per capita: unknown
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Gaelic, Scots
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kirkwall, Stromness
  • Name: Orkney's modern name comes from Norwegian settlers who gave the islands the name Orkneyjar (Old Norse for "seal island"); the name was later shortened to the English 'Orkney'
  • National Day: November 30
  • Religion: Christianity 98%, 2% others
  • Symbols

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