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The inhabited island of Isola di Favignana is part of (the island group) Aegadian Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 143 km. The nearest (main) land is Tunesia and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 19.9 km2 and is therefore 0.052 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 42.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 8.9 km by 4.5 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 314 meter and is named Monte Santa Caterina. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 37.93 (37°55'40.8324), 12.32 (12°19'0.777).


The population is 3407 and the population density is thus on 171 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Favignana (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Pozzo Ponente (W), Balate (NW), Corso (O). The island is located in the South of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous region Sicily (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Trapani (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Isola di Favignana are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Isola di Levanzo Located 8.2 km North of the island.
2) Isola di Marettimo Located 23.5 km West of the island.
3) Ustica Located 114.2 km NorthEast of the island.

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 Isola di Favignana consists of nature 5 km2 (25%), and agriculture 14.3 km2 (72%),


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