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The inhabited island of Gorgona is part of (the island group) Tuscan Archipelago and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 33.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 2.2 km2 and is therefore 0.006 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 9.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 2.1 km by 1.5 km (maximum width). The island has No maindirection-circular. The highest point is 254 meter and is named Punta Gorgona. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 43.43 (43°25'44.2524), 9.9 (9°53'55.2048).


The population is 147 and the population density is thus on 65 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Gorgona Scalo (located in the West-northwest of the island). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Tuscany (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Livorno (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Gorgona are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Capraia Located 43.9 km South of the island.
2) Elba Located 77.2 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
3) Pianosa Located 93.9 km South of the island.
4) Montecristo Located 126.1 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) Del Giglio Located 144.6 km SouthEast of the island.

For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Gorgona consists of nature 1.9 km2 (84%), and agriculture 0.4 km2 (17%),


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