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The inhabited small 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 65.00 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 39 km West of the island.
2) Corsica Located 59.3 km SouthWest of the island.
3) Isola del Tinetto Located 65 km East of the island.
4) Isola del Tino Located 65.2 km East of the island.
5) Palmaria Located 66.1 km East of the island.
6) Elba Located 70.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
7) Pianosa Located 90.1 km West of the island.
8) Montecristo Located 123.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
9) Del Giglio Located 139.7 km NorthWest of the island.
10) Giannutri Located 161.8 km NorthWest of the island.
11) Isola Maggiore Located 179.1 km North of the island.
12) Isola Minore Located 180 km North of the island.
13) Isola Polvese Located 183.5 km North of the island.
14) Isola Bisentina Located 187.7 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
15) Isola Martana Located 192.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
16) Île Sainte-Marguerite Located 228.2 km South of the island.
17) Île Saint-Honorat Located 229.4 km South of the island.
18) Île Cavallo Located 233.2 km WestSouthWest of the island.
19) La maddalena Located 242.2 km West of the island.
20) Caprera Located 244.1 km West of the island.
21) Isola di Garda Located 245.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.
22) Sardinia Located 246.2 km WestSouthWest of the island.
23) Monte Isola Located 250.9 km East of the island.
24) Tavolara Located 277.2 km West of the island.
25) Île du Levant Located 277.5 km South 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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