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The inhabited small island of Île de Porquerolles is part of (the island group) Îles d'Hyères and is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 2.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 12.8 km2 and is therefore 0.034 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 29.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7 km by 3 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 142 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 43 (43°0'2.5056), 6.21 (6°12'47.2104).


The population is 200 and the population density is thus on 16 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Porquerolles (located in the North of the island). The island is located in the South-southeast of the country France. It is located in the administrative unit Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (local administrative level-name région), in the Departement Var (local administrative level-name Département).
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-zand. The land use on the island of Île de Porquerolles consists of wood 9.6 km2 (76%), and agriculture 0.3 km2 (2%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (2.3 km2 - 18%).


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