15 July 2011

IONA - Scotland

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IONA - Hebridean islands

Iona lies approximately 1.6 kilometres from the coast of Mull. It is 1.6 kilometres wide and 5.6 kilometres long with a resident population of 125. The geology of the island consists mainly of gneiss and small outcrops of pink granite on the eastern beaches. Like other places swept by ocean breezes, there are few trees. A monastery was founded in 563 by the monk Columba.

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