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The inhabited large island of Isle of Wight is located in the country of Great Britain , Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 1.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 379.8 km2 and is therefore 0.769 x times greater than the island of Mainland Orkney. The island lies in the English Channel and the total coastal length is about 148.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 36 km by 21.5 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 241 meter and is named St Boniface Down. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 50.68 (50°40'40.2204), -1.29 (-1°17'2.3262).


The population is 140500 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 Newport (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Ryde (NO), Sandown (ZO), Cowes (N). The island is located in the South of the country Great Britain . It is located in the administrative unit Region South East England (local administrative level-name Region), in the County Wight (local administrative level-name Unitary authority). Direct neighboring islands of Isle of Wight are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Jersey Located 122.9 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Burhou Located 123.9 km SouthWest of the island.
3) Cyprus Located 155.7 km SouthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 608 km. 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 sedimentary rocky surface. The land use on the island of Isle of Wight consists of wood 21.8 km2 (6%), nature 6.3 km2 (2%), wet nature 1.7 km2 (1%), and agriculture 301 km2 (79%),


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