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The inhabited very large island of Gotland is part of (the island group) Gotland and is located in the country of Sweden, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 83.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 2989.4 km2 and is therefore 7.9 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Baltic Sea and the total coastal length is about 620.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 125 km by 55 km (maximum width). The island is South-southwest - North-northeast oriented. The highest point is 78 meter and is named Follingbohöjden. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 57.54 (57°32'14.5392), 18.53 (18°31'32.1276).


The population is 57269 and the population density is thus on 18 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Visby (located in the West of the island). Other places on the island are: Slite (O). The island is located in the South-southeast of the country Sweden. It is located in the administrative unit County Gotlands (local administrative level-name Län), in the municipality Gotland (local administrative level-name Kommun).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1370 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The land use on the island of Gotland consists of wood 1494.6 km2 (50%), nature 120.4 km2 (4%), and agriculture 1293.3 km2 (43%),


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