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The inhabited small island of Islas Cies is part of (the island group) Cíes Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 2.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 3 km2 and is therefore 0.008 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 15.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 4.5 km by 1.5 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 197 meter and is named Alto das Cíes. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 42.23 (42°13'47.0604), -8.91 (-8°54'24.0264).


The population is 0 and the population density is thus on 0 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The island is located in the Northwest of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Galicia (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Pontevedra (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Islas Cies are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 3.6 km South of the island.
2) Isla de Ons Located 16.4 km North of the island.
3) Isla de Salvora Located 28.5 km North of the island.
4) Isla de La Toja Located 29.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
5) Isla de Arosa Located 35.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.

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 Islas Cies consists of nature 3.1 km2 (100%),


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