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The inhabited fairly large island of Graciosa is part of (the island group) Azores and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 1593 km. The surface-area of the island is 60.7 km2 and is therefore 0.16 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 41.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 12.5 km by 8.5 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 402 meter and is named Caldeira São Mateus da Praia. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.05 (39°0'1.8792), -28.01 (-28°0'36.7416).


The population is 4393 and the population density is thus on 71.8 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Santa Cruz da Graciosa (located in the North-northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Praia Da Graciosa (O). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Azores (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipality Santa Cruz da Graciosa (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of Graciosa are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) São Jorge Located 45.6 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
2) Pico Located 67.8 km SouthWest of the island.
3) Faial Located 78.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
4) Terceira Located 80.4 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) São Miguel Located 266.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.





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