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The inhabited island of Föhr is part of (the island group) North Frisian Islands and is located in the country of Germany, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 4.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 85.5 km2 and is therefore 0.225 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 38.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 12 km by 6.8 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 13 meter and is named Geest bei Nieblum. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 54.72 (54°43'4.9224), 8.5 (8°29'54.4956).


The population is 8593 and the population density is thus on 104 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Wyk auf Föhr (located in the Southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Utersum, Dunsum, Hedehusum, S. The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Germany. It is located in the administrative unit State Schleswig-Holstein (local administrative level-name Land), in the District Nordfriesland (local administrative level-name Kreis). Direct neighboring islands of Föhr are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Amrum Located 11.5 km WestSouthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 482 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). 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 source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Föhr consists of Sand - Rock 0.9 km2 (1%), wood 0.6 km2 (1%), wet nature 4.8 km2 (6%), and agriculture 73.3 km2 (86%),


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