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The inhabited island of Fanø is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of Denmark, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 1.1 km. The nearest (main) land is Germany and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 58.7 km2 and is therefore 0.155 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the North Sea and the total coastal length is about 48.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 16 km by 5.2 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 21 meter and is named Pælebjerg. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.41 (55°24'3.7278), 8.41 (8°24'43.6248).

The population is 3251 and the population density is thus on 58 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Nordby (located in the North-northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Rindby, S. The island is located in the West-southwest of the country Denmark. It is located in the administrative unit Region of Southern Denmark (local administrative level-name region), in the municipality Fanø (local administrative level-name Kommune).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 560 km. 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 source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Fanø consists of Sand - Rock 8.1 km2 (14%), wood 9.7 km2 (17%), nature 17.5 km2 (30%), wet nature 8.7 km2 (15%), and agriculture 6 km2 (10%),

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