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The inhabited large island of Chios (local name Chíos - Χίος ) is part of (the island group) North Aegean and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 6.6 km. The nearest (main) land is Turkey and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 847.8 km2 and is therefore 2.2 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 197.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 50 km by 29 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 1293 meter and is named Voiuitiko Pelineoy 1293 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.4 (38°2'24.4248), 26.02 (26°1'1.2288).


The population is 51936 and the population density is thus on 62 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Chios (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Pyrgi, Vrontados, Mesta. The island is located in the East of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region North Aegean (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Chios (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2885 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). 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.



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