Harris is the southern and extra mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the most important island within the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often called the Isle of Harris, that is the former postal county and the modern post city for Royal Mail. St Kilda, an uninhabited small archipelago, is taken into consideration part of the civil parish of Harris. It is placed 40 miles west-northwest of North Uist. The same is actual for the faraway uninhabited rock islet Rockall, that's 230 miles west of North Uist. Harris divides obviously into northern and southern components which can be separated by means of West and East Loch Tarbert.
These halves are joined by using a narrow isthmus at the principle settlement of Tarbert. The bedrock of Harris is basically Lewisian gneisses, which have been laid down inside the Precambrian period, interspersed with igneous intrusions. One of these intrusions bureaucracy the summit plateau of the mountain Roinebhal. The rock here is anorthosite, and is similar in composition to rocks observed in the mountains of the Moon. Harris is a part of historical Inverness-shire, and became administered as such underneath older administrative divisions. In the 2001 census, Harris had a generally resident population of 1,916. It is a part of the South Lewis, Harris and North Uist National Scenic Area, one among forty in Scotland.