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The uninhabited small island of Ilhas Desertas (local name Deserta Grande) is part of (the island group) Desertas Islands and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 621.9 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 10.3 km2 and is therefore 0.027 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 27.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 12 km by 2 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 442 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 32.53 (32°31'43.5864), -16.51 (-16°30'53.9748).


It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Madeira (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipality Santa Cruz (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of Deserta Grande Ilhas Desertas are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Ilhas Desertas Located 0.5 km East of the island.
2) Ilhas Desertas Located 1.3 km West of the island.
3) Madeira Located 22.5 km SouthEast of the island.
4) La Palma Located 421.4 km WestSouthWest of the island.
5) Tenerife Located 432.2 km West of the island.
6) Alegranza Located 442.6 km NorthWest of the island.
7) Montaña Clara Located 450.8 km NorthWest of the island.
8) Graciosa Located 453.7 km NorthWest of the island.
9) Lanzarote Located 458.8 km NorthWest of the island.
10) La Gomera Located 477.8 km West of the island.
11) Fuerteventura Located 479.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
12) Gran Canaria Located 483.5 km West of the island.
13) Isla de Lobos Located 484.8 km WestNorthWest of the island.
14) El Hierro Located 531.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
15) Santa Maria Located 913.6 km SouthEast of the island.
16) São Miguel Located 972 km SouthEast of the island.
17) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 990.3 km SouthEast of the island.
18) Perejil Island Located 1087.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
19) Peñon de Vélez de la Gomera Located 1165.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Terceira Located 1167.1 km SouthEast of the island.
21) Peñon de Alhucemas Located 1203.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
22) São Jorge Located 1212.1 km SouthEast of the island.
23) Pico Located 1225.9 km SouthEast of the island.
24) Graciosa Located 1253.1 km SouthEast of the island.
25) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 1262.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.





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