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Description island Île-Molène

The inhabited very small island of Île-Molène is part of (the island group) Archipel de Molène and is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 11.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 0.82 km2 and is therefore 0.002 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Celtic Sea and the total coastal length is about 4.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 1.2 km by 0.80 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 24 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 48.4 (48°23'4.425), -4.96 (-4°57'36.7488).


The population is 214 and the population density is thus on 297 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Île-Molène (located in the East 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-Molène are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île de Béniguet Located 9.3 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Ouessant Located 11.8 km NorthWest of the island.
3) Île de Sein Located 40.7 km South 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-Molène consists of nature 0.5 km2 (63%), wet nature 0.1 km2 (9%),


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