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The inhabited small island of Graciosa (local name Isla de Graciosa) is part of (the island group) Chinijo Archipelago - Canary Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 154 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 27.5 km2 and is therefore 0.072 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 28.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 9 km by 4 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 266 meter and is named Las Agujas. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 29.25 (29°15'9.9072), -13.51 (-13°30'32.0868).


The population is 660 and the population density is thus on 22.2 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Caleta de Sebo (located in the Southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Pedro Barba (NO). The island is located in the Southwest of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Canary Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Las Palmas (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Graciosa are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Montaña Clara Located 5.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
2) Alegranza Located 15.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
3) Lanzarote Located 26.6 km SouthWest of the island.
4) Isla de Lobos Located 61.6 km SouthWest of the island.
5) Fuerteventura Located 102.9 km SouthWest of the island.

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 source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Graciosa consists of Sand - Rock 10.4 km2 (38%), nature 16.2 km2 (59%),


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