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The inhabited island of Del Giglio 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 14.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 21.5 km2 and is therefore 0.057 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 32.5 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 8.7 km by 4.6 km (maximum width). The island is North-northwest - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 496 meter and is named Poggio della Pagana. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 42.35 (42°21'15.0012), 10.9 (10°54'4.8924).


The population is 1458 and the population density is thus on 61 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Giglio Porto (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Giglio Castello, Giglio Campese. 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 Grosseto (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Del Giglio are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Giannutri Located 20.2 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Montecristo Located 48.7 km West of the island.
3) Elba Located 70.6 km NorthWest of the island.
4) Pianosa Located 72.2 km WestNorthWest of the island.
5) Capraia Located 116.6 km NorthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1518 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 rocky surface. The land use on the island of Del Giglio consists of wood 3.1 km2 (15%), nature 17.7 km2 (82%),


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