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The inhabited very small island of Île de Sein (local name Île de Sein ) is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 7.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 0.56 km2 and is therefore 0.001 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Celtic Sea and the total coastal length is about 7.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 2 km by 0.40 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is only 9 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 48.04 (48°2'18.8556), -4.86 (-4°51'27.9036).


The population is 214 and the population density is thus on 369 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Île de Sein (located in the Southeast 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 Finistère (local administrative level-name Département). Direct neighboring islands of Île de Sein are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île de Béniguet Located 34.7 km North of the island.
2) Île-Molène Located 40.7 km North of the island.
3) Ouessant Located 50.2 km North of the island.
4) Île Chevallier Located 53.6 km EastSouthEast of the island.
5) Île du Loc'h Located 74 km SouthEast 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 de Sein consists of nature 0.4 km2 (60%), wet nature 0 km2 (5%), and agriculture 0.2 km2 (35%),


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