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The uninhabited very small island of Het Rif is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of The Netherlands, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 7.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 0.72 km2 and is therefore 0.002 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 4 km and the length of the island is about km. The highest point is only 9 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.48 (53°28'30.5112), 6.04 (6°2'21.0948).


It is located in the administrative unit Province Friesland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Dongeradeel (local administrative level-name Gemeente). Direct neighboring islands of Het Rif are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Engelsmanplaat Located 2.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.


The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Het Rif consists of Sand - Rock 0.7 km2 (90%), wet nature 0.1 km2 (10%),


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