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The inhabited fairly large island of Flores is part of (the island group) Azores and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 1839 km. The nearest (main) land is Spain and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 141 km2 and is therefore 0.371 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 67.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 16.7 km by 12.3 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 915 meter and is named Pico do Burrinho . The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.44 (39°26'3.3954), -31.2 (-31°1'13.1196).


The population is 3791 and the population density is thus on 25.8 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Santa Cruz das Flores (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Caveira (O), Lajes das Flores (ZZO), Lajedo (ZW). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Azores (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipalites : 1) Santa Cruz das Flores 2) Lajes das Flores (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of Flores are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Corvo Located 28.6 km NorthEast of the island.
2) Faial Located 240.4 km SouthEast of the island.
3) Graciosa Located 279.5 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Pico Located 280.1 km SouthEast of the island.
5) São Jorge Located 291.9 km SouthEast of the island.





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