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The inhabited very small island of Île d'Arz (local name Île-d'Arz) is part of (the island group) Golf van Morbihan and is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 1.1 km. The surface-area of the island is 2 km2 and is therefore 0.005 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Bay of Biscay and the total coastal length is about 10.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 3.5 km by 1.5 km (maximum width). The island is North-northeast - South oriented. The highest point is 17 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 47.59 (47°3'32.9544), -2.8 (-2°48'1.9836).


The population is 252 and the population density is thus on 76 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Le Bourg (located in the Center of the island). The island is located in the West of the country France. It is located in the administrative unit Region Brittany (local administrative level-name région), in the Departement Morbihan (local administrative level-name Département). Direct neighboring islands of Île d'Arz are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île-aux-Moines Located 4.1 km West of the island.
2) Île-d'Houat Located 25.9 km SouthWest of the island.
3) Île Hoëdic Located 28.7 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 Île d'Arz consists of and agriculture 1.4 km2 (71%),


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