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A map of the islands

Shetland or the Shetland Islands are a British archipelago. Shetland is a part of the Northern Isles of Scotland. They're located north of the Orkney Islands, south of the Faroese Islands and west of Norway. The administrative centre of the islands is Lerwick.

The islands are influenced by the Scandinavians, for the Vikings conquested the island. Some old Norse dialect is still spoken on the islands. Since the 15th century, the islands are a part of Scotland. Oil from the North Sea is the biggest way of income on the islands. The Shetland pony, the Shetland Sheepdog and the Shetland cattle are a few of the animal breeds on the island. The largest island is simply known as Mainland.