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The inhabited island of Baltrum is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of Germany, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 3.7 km. The surface-area of the island is 6.7 km2 and is therefore 0.018 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 13.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 5 km by 1.7 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 19 meter and is named Aussichtsdüne. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.73 (53°43'37.1856), 7.4 (7°24'0.0432).


The population is 511 and the population density is thus on 79 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is baltrum (located in the West of the island). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Germany. It is located in the administrative unit State Lower Saxony (local administrative level-name Land), in the District Aurich (local administrative level-name Landkreis). Direct neighboring islands of Baltrum are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Langeoog Located 6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
2) Norderney Located 10.5 km West of the island.
3) Spiekeroog Located 23 km East of the island.
4) Juist Located 28.2 km West of the island.

For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. 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 Baltrum consists of Sand - Rock 1.2 km2 (18%), nature 2.7 km2 (41%), wet nature 1.9 km2 (28%),


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