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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 1592.8 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 71.80 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 36.2 km WestSouthWest of the island.
2) Terceira Located 56.6 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
3) Pico Located 59.7 km WestSouthWest of the island.
4) Faial Located 68.2 km SouthWest of the island.
5) São Miguel Located 223 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
6) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 262.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
7) Flores Located 266.9 km South of the island.
8) Corvo Located 268.6 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
9) Santa Maria Located 330.3 km NorthWest of the island.
10) Madeira Located 1183 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
11) Ilhas Desertas Located 1251.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
12) Ilhas Desertas Located 1253.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
13) Ilhas Desertas Located 1264.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
14) La Palma Located 1456.7 km NorthWest of the island.
15) El Hierro Located 1543.3 km NorthWest of the island.
16) La Gomera Located 1550.2 km NorthWest of the island.
17) Tenerife Located 1560.2 km NorthWest of the island.
18) Isla de Salvora Located 1640.1 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
19) Isla de Ons Located 1644.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Islas Cies Located 1645.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
21) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 1645.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
22) Gran Canaria Located 1651.7 km NorthWest of the island.
23) Isla de Arosa Located 1651.8 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
24) Isla de La Toja Located 1653.8 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
25) Isla Cortegada Located 1660.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.





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