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The inhabited large island of Austvågøy is part of (the island group) Lofoten and is located in the country of Norway, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 28.6 km. The surface-area of the island is 507.1 km2 and is therefore 1.3 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Norwegian Sea and the total coastal length is about 669.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 53 km by 18 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 1146 meter and is named Higravtindan 1146 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 68.32 (68°18'57.9096), 14.59 (14°35'38.5512).


The population is 4177 and the population density is thus on 7.9 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Svolvær (located in the South-southwest of the island). The island is located in the North of the country Norway. It is located in the administrative unit County Nordland (local administrative level-name Fylke), in the municipalities : 1) Vågan 2) Hadsel (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 2435 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 Austvågøy consists of Sand - Rock 71 km2 (14%), wood 127.5 km2 (25%), nature 253.6 km2 (50%), wet nature 30.8 km2 (6%), and agriculture 16.1 km2 (3%),


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