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The inhabited large island of Andøya is part of (the island group) Vesterålen and is located in the country of Norway, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 52.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 461.1 km2 and is therefore 1.2 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Norwegian Sea and the total coastal length is about 505.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 57 km by 13.5 km (maximum width). The island is North-northeast - South-southwest oriented. The highest point is 705 meter and is named Kvasstinden. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 69.13 (69°7'33.4956), 15.84 (15°50'9.9888).


The population is 3600 and the population density is thus on 7.4 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Andenes (located in the North of the island). Other places on the island are: Bleik. Myre. The island is located in the North-northeast of the country Norway. It is located in the administrative unit County Nordland (local administrative level-name Fylke), in the municipality Andøy (local administrative level-name Kommune).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2566 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Andøya consists of Sand - Rock 5.2 km2 (1%), wood 73.8 km2 (16%), nature 117.3 km2 (25%), wet nature 215.3 km2 (47%), and agriculture 36 km2 (8%),


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