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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 107.00 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 5.2 km NorthWest of the island.
2) Belle-Île-en-Mer Located 10.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
3) Île-aux-Moines Located 19.3 km EastNorthEast of the island.
4) Île d'Arz Located 22.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
5) Groix Located 40.3 km SouthEast of the island.
6) Île de Noirmoutier Located 62.1 km NorthWest of the island.
7) Île du Loc'h Located 82.1 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
8) Île d'Yeu Located 83.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
9) Île Chevallier Located 102 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
10) Île de Sein Located 155.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
11) Île de Bréhat Located 159.4 km East of the island.
12) Île de Ré Located 164.1 km NorthWest of the island.
13) Île de Batz Located 165.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
14) Île de Béniguet Located 174.1 km SouthEast of the island.
15) Mont Saint-Michel Located 174.2 km NorthEast of the island.
16) Tombelaine Located 176.3 km NorthEast of the island.
17) Île-Molène Located 183.3 km SouthEast of the island.
18) Grande-Île Located 183.4 km EastNorthEast of the island.
19) Île d'Oléron Located 188.4 km NorthWest of the island.
20) Ouessant Located 192.6 km SouthEast of the island.
21) Jersey Located 205 km EastNorthEast of the island.
22) Guernsey Located 226.4 km East of the island.
23) Sark Located 227.6 km East of the island.
24) Brecqhou Located 229.6 km East of the island.
25) Lihou Located 229.7 km East 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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