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The inhabited small island of Corvo is part of (the island group) Azores and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 1828 km. The nearest (main) land is Spain and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 17.1 km2 and is therefore 0.045 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 19.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 6.5 km by 4 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 718 meter and is named Morro dos Homens. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.7 (39°4'11.9748), -31.11 (-31°6'21.0888).


The population is 430 and the population density is thus on 25.1 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Vila do Corvo (located in the South of the island). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Azores (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipality Vila do Corvo (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of Corvo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Flores Located 28.6 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Faial Located 247.5 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
3) Graciosa Located 279 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Pico Located 286.5 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) São Jorge Located 295.7 km SouthEast of the island.





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