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The inhabited island of Filicudi is part of (the island group) Aeolian Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 98.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 9.3 km2 and is therefore 0.025 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 15.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 5.4 km by 3.1 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 774 meter and is named Fossa Felci. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.57 (38°34'14.9772), 14.56 (14°33'47.3472).


The population is 235 and the population density is thus on 25 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Filicudi Porto (located in the South-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Pecorini Mare, Valdichiesa. 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 Messina (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Filicudi are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Alicudi Located 19.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
2) Salina Located 23.6 km East of the island.
3) Lipari Located 34.1 km EastSouthEast of the island.
4) Vulcano Located 40.1 km EastSouthEast of the island.
5) Panarea Located 44.4 km EastNorthEast of the island.

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 vulcanic. The land use on the island of Filicudi consists of nature 7.2 km2 (78%), and agriculture 2 km2 (22%),


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