See also:island of the inner
See also:Hebrides, the
See also:fourth largest of the
See also:group, on the west
See also:coast of
See also:Argyllshire, Scotland . Pop . (1901), 56o . On the N. it is separated from the island of Scarba by the whirlpool of Corrievreckan, caused by the rush of the tides, often
See also:running over 13 in. an
See also:hour, and sometimes accelerated by
See also:gales, on the E. from the
See also:land by the sound of Jura, and on the S. and S.W. from
See also:Islay by the sound of Islay . At Kinuachdrach there is a
See also:ferry to
See also:Aird in Lorne, in Argyllshire, and at Faolin there is a ferry to
See also:Port Askaig in Islay . Its
See also:area is about 16o sq. m., the greatest length is about 27 m., and the breadth varies from 2 M. to 8 in . The
See also:surface is mountainous and the island is the most rugged of the Hebrides . A chain of hills culminating in the Paps of Jura—Beinn-an-Oir (2571 ft.) and Beinn Chaolais (2407 ft.)—runs the whole length of the island, interrupted only by
See also:Tarbert loch, an
See also:arm of the
See also:sea, which forms an indentation nearly 6 m. deep and almost cuts the island in two . Jura derived its name from the red
See also:deer which once abounded on it .
See also:Cattle and
See also:sheep are raised; oats,
See also:barley and potatoes are cultivated along the eastern
See also:shore, and there is some fishing . Granite is quarried and silicious sand, employed in
See also:glass-making is found . The
See also:parish of Jura comprises the islands of Balnahua, Fladda, Garvelloch, Jura, Lunga, Scarba and Skervuile .
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