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The inhabited fairly large island of Gozo (local name Ghawdex) is part of (the island group) Malta - country and is located in the country of Malta, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 243 km. The nearest (main) land is Italy and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 65.9 km2 and is therefore 0.173 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Mediterranean Sea and the total coastal length is about 46.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 14.4 km by 6.9 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 160 meter and is named Gordan Ground 160 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.05 (36°0'17.0172), 14.25 (14°1'30.8568).


The population is 31053 and the population density is thus on 463.5 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Victoria (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: San Lawrenz (W). The island is located in the Northwest of the country Malta. Direct neighboring islands of Gozo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Comino Located 7.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
2) Islands of St. Paul Located 15.7 km EastSouthEast of the island.
3) Malta Located 23.3 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Linosa Located 128.6 km WestSouthWest of the island.
5) Sicilië Located 158.2 km North of the island.

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 rocky surface. The land use on the island of Gozo consists of nature 9.3 km2 (14%), and agriculture 31.9 km2 (48%),


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