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The inhabited island of Amrum is part of (the island group) North Frisian Islands and is located in the country of Germany, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 4.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 31.5 km2 and is therefore 0.083 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 34.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 12.5 km by 3.7 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 32 meter and is named Setzerdüne. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 54.65 (54°39'9.4104), 8.34 (8°20'30.2604).

The population is 2281 and the population density is thus on 111 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Nebel (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Norddorf auf Amrum (N),S. The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Germany. It is located in the administrative unit State Schleswig-Holstein (local administrative level-name Land), in the District Nordfriesland (local administrative level-name Kreis). Direct neighboring islands of Amrum are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Föhr Located 11.5 km EastNorthEast of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 467 km. 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.
The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Amrum consists of Sand - Rock 10.8 km2 (34%), wood 2.7 km2 (8%), nature 7.4 km2 (24%), wet nature 2.7 km2 (9%), and agriculture 6.8 km2 (21%),

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