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The inhabited large island of Cres is part of (the island group) Kvarner islands and is located in the country of Croatia, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 4.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 401.4 km2 and is therefore 1.1 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Adriatic Sea and the total coastal length is about 221.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 66 km by 12 km (maximum width). The island is North-northwest - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 648 meter and is named Gorice. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 44.86 (44°51'47.7252), 14.4 (14°24'16.9488).


The population is 3184 and the population density is thus on 7.90 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Cres (located in the West-northwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Porozina (N). The island is located in the West of the country Croatia. It is located in the administrative unit Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (local administrative level-name Zupanija Primorje), in the municipality Cres (local administrative level-name Opcina - Grad). Direct neighboring islands of Cres are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Losinj Located 0.2 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Krk Located 4.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
3) Unije Located 8.7 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
4) Vele Srakane Located 12 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
5) Rab Located 14.8 km North of the island.
6) Ilovik Located 15.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
7) Pag Located 16.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
8) Susak Located 16.3 km SouthWest of the island.
9) Silba Located 24.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
10) Premuda Located 28.2 km WestNorthWest of the island.
11) Olib Located 28.7 km NorthWest of the island.
12) Ist Located 39.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
13) Brijuni Located 40.7 km South of the island.
14) Molat Located 44.2 km WestNorthWest of the island.
15) Vir Located 50.6 km NorthWest of the island.
16) Sveti Nikola Located 54.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
17) Dugi Otok Located 55 km WestNorthWest of the island.
18) Sestrunj Located 56.3 km NorthWest of the island.
19) Zverinac Located 56.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
20) Rivanj Located 63.1 km NorthWest of the island.
21) Ugljan Located 66.1 km NorthWest of the island.
22) Located 73 km NorthWest of the island.
23) Rava Located 75.8 km NorthWest of the island.
24) Pašman Located 88.1 km NorthWest of the island.
25) Kornat Located 98.8 km NorthWest of the island.

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 Cres consists of wood 125.9 km2 (31%), nature 140.1 km2 (35%), and agriculture 112.7 km2 (28%),


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