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The inhabited island of Di Ponza is part of (the island group) Pontine Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 32.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 7.4 km2 and is therefore 0.019 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 32.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 8 km by 1.7 km (maximum width). The island is Northeast - South oriented. The highest point is 279 meter and is named Monte Guardia. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 40.91 (40°54'2.871), 12.96 (12°57'40.5576).


The population is 3360 and the population density is thus on 414 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Ponza (located in the of the island). Other places on the island are: Guarini, Giancos, Santa Maria,Campo Inglese, Le Forna. The island is located in the Center of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Lazio (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Latina (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Di Ponza are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Ventotene Located 41.6 km EastSouthEast of the island.
2) Ischia Located 83.4 km East of the island.
3) Procida Located 91.4 km East of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1794 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. 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.
The land use on the island of Di Ponza consists of nature 3.9 km2 (54%), and agriculture 2.4 km2 (33%),


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