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The inhabited small island of Île d'Yeu is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 17.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 24.7 km2 and is therefore 0.065 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 31.5 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 10 km by 4 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 32 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 46.71 (46°42'33.6204), -2.35 (-2°2'4.9632).


The population is 4807 and the population density is thus on 206 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is L'Île-d'Yeu (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Port Joinville (N). The island is located in the West of the country France. It is located in the administrative unit Region Pays de la Loire (local administrative level-name région), in the Departement Vendée (local administrative level-name Département). Direct neighboring islands of Île d'Yeu are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île de Noirmoutier Located 29.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
2) Île Hoëdic Located 81.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
3) Île-d'Houat Located 89.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
4) Île de Ré Located 91.6 km SouthEast of the island.
5) Belle-Île-en-Mer Located 93.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1043 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 sand. The land use on the island of Île d'Yeu consists of wood 0.7 km2 (3%), nature 12.1 km2 (49%), wet nature 0.8 km2 (3%), and agriculture 2.2 km2 (9%),


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