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The inhabited very large island of Hinnøya is part of (the island group) Vesterålen and is located in the country of Norway, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 0.73 km. The surface-area of the island is 2125.7 km2 and is therefore 5.6 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Norwegian Sea and the total coastal length is about 1740.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 86 km by 46 km (maximum width). The island is North-northeast - South-southwest oriented. The highest point is 1262 meter and is named Møysalen 1262 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 68.64 (68°38'28.7124), 15.92 (15°5'29.4036).


The population is 31851 and the population density is thus on 14 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Harstad (located in the Northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Borkenes. The island is located in the North-northeast of the country Norway. It is located in the administrative unit County Troms (local administrative level-name Fylke), in the municipalities : 1) Andøy 2) Hadsel 3) Lødingen 4) Sortland 5) Tjeldsund 6) Vågan 7) Harstad 8) Kvæfjord (local administrative level-name Kommune).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2503 km. 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 Hinnøya consists of Sand - Rock 200 km2 (9%), wood 814.4 km2 (38%), nature 822.9 km2 (39%), wet nature 171.7 km2 (8%), and agriculture 93.1 km2 (4%),


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