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Shetland Islands Facts

Shetland Islands facts
  • Name: Shetland Islands
  • Capital City: n/a
  • Shetland Islands Population: 22,750 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: British Pound Sterling (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) Lerwick
  • Name: Shetland comes from the Old Norse Hetlandensis, which became Hjaltland in the 16th century, and it is thought that part of this name forms the Pictish "cat" - in the first century the Shetland Islands were known as, "the Isles of Cats."
  • National Day: November 30
  • Religion: Christianity 98%, 2% others
  • Symbols