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The inhabited large island of Bornholm is located in the country of Denmark, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 35.3 km. The nearest (main) land is Sweden and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 589.9 km2 and is therefore 1.6 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Baltic Sea and the total coastal length is about 122.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 40 km by 30 km (maximum width). The highest point is 162 meter and is named Rytterknagten 162 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.12 (55°7'29.5968), 14.91 (14°54'38.3508).


The population is 41802 and the population density is thus on 71.6 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Rønne (located in the Southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Hasle (W), Neksø (O). The island is located in the East-southeast of the country Denmark. It is located in the administrative unit Capital Region of Denmark (local administrative level-name region), in the municipality Bornholm (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 954 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 land use on the island of Bornholm consists of wood 94.2 km2 (16%), nature 6.9 km2 (1%), and agriculture 446.3 km2 (76%),


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