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The inhabited small island of Île-d'Houat (local name Île d'Houat) is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 9.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 3.4 km2 and is therefore 0.009 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 16.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 4.5 km by 1.5 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 42 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 47.39 (47°2'20.4828), -2.97 (-2°58'3.4932).


The population is 311 and the population density is thus on 107 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Houat (located in the North-northwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Port-St.-Gildas. 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'Houat are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île Hoëdic Located 8.8 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Belle-Île-en-Mer Located 15.7 km WestSouthWest of the island.
3) Île-aux-Moines Located 23.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
4) Île d'Arz Located 25.9 km NorthEast 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 land use on the island of Île-d'Houat consists of Sand - Rock 0.2 km2 (7%), nature 2.3 km2 (67%), and agriculture 0.6 km2 (17%),


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