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The inhabited small island of Alderney is part of (the island group) Channel Islands and is located in the country of Guernsey-Jersey-Man, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 15.6 km. The nearest (main) land is France and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 8.3 km2 and is therefore 0.022 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the English Channel and the total coastal length is about 13.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 6 km by 2.1 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 90 meter and is named Centraal Plateau. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 49.72 (49°12'58.5324), -2.21 (-2°8'19.4784).


The population is 2400 and the population density is thus on 304 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Saint Anne (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Saye farm. The island is located in the South of the country Guernsey-Jersey-Man. Direct neighboring islands of Alderney are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Jersey Located 0 km East of the island.
2) Burhou Located 4 km WestNorthWest of the island.
3) Sark Located 34.4 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
4) Herm Located 34.6 km SouthWest of the island.
5) Jethou Located 34.9 km SouthSouthWest of the island.

There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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