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The inhabited small island of Holy Island is part of (the island group) Anglesey and is located in the country of Great Britain , Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 20.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 35.1 km2 and is therefore 0.092 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Irish Sea and the total coastal length is about 57 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 12 km by 5 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 222 meter and is named Holyhead Mountain. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.29 (53°17'16.2816), -4.63 (-4°37'36.1092).


The population is 13579 and the population density is thus on 344.6 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Holyhead (located in the North of the island). Other places on the island are: South Stack (O). The island is located in the Center of the country Great Britain . It is located in the administrative unit County Isle of Anglesey (local administrative level-name county), Direct neighboring islands of Holy Island are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Anglesey Located 20.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
2) Man Located 106.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 866 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 Holy Island consists of Sand - Rock 1.6 km2 (5%), wood 0.3 km2 (1%), nature 5.2 km2 (15%), wet nature 0.4 km2 (1%), and agriculture 13.1 km2 (37%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (5.1 km2 - 14%).


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