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The inhabited very small island of Heligoland (local name Helgoland) is part of (the island group) archipelago Heligoland and is located in the country of Germany, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 46.9 km. The surface-area of the island is 1.1 km2 and is therefore 0.003 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the North Sea and the total coastal length is about 6.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 2 km by 0.60 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 61 meter and is named Pinneberg. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 54.18 (54°10'56.8164), 7.88 (7°53'0.2274).

The population is 1127 and the population density is thus on 663 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Helgoland (located in the East-southeast of the island). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Germany. It is located in the administrative unit State Schleswig-Holstein (local administrative level-name Land), in the District Pinneberg (local administrative level-name Kreis). Direct neighboring islands of Helgoland are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Helgoland-Düne Located 2 km EastNorthEast of the island.
2) Wangerooge Located 44.2 km South of the island.
3) Spiekeroog Located 47 km SouthSouthWest 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 rocky surface. The land use on the island of Helgoland consists of nature 0.6 km2 (52%),

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