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The inhabited island of Capraia is part of (the island group) Tuscan Archipelago and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 52.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 19.2 km2 and is therefore 0.051 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 28.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7.9 km by 3.8 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 445 meter and is named Monte Castello. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 43.04 (43°2'16.0044), 9.82 (9°49'8.6736).


The population is 410 and the population density is thus on 22 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Capraia (located in the East-northeast of the island). The island is located in the Center of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Tuscany (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Livorno (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Capraia are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Gorgona Located 43.9 km North of the island.
2) Elba Located 46.2 km SouthEast of the island.
3) Pianosa Located 53.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
4) Montecristo Located 87.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) Corsica Located 113.4 km SouthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1388 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Capraia consists of Sand - Rock 0.9 km2 (5%), wood 0.4 km2 (2%), nature 17.6 km2 (91%),


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