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The uninhabited island of Ischia is part of (the island group) Phlegraean Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 9.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 46.2 km2 and is therefore 0.122 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 48.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 9.7 km by 6.5 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 789 meter and is named Vulkaan Mount Epomeo Ischia. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 40.73 (40°43'32.7108), 13.91 (13°54'21.4848).


It is located in the administrative unit Region Campania (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Naples (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Ischia are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Procida Located 9.4 km EastNorthEast of the island.
2) Capri Located 33.6 km EastSouthEast of the island.
3) Ventotene Located 42 km West of the island.
4) Di Ponza Located 83.4 km West of the island.

There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Ischia consists of wood 15.1 km2 (33%), nature 5.8 km2 (13%), and agriculture 13.6 km2 (29%),


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