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The inhabited large island of Krk is part of (the island group) Kvarner islands and is located in the country of Croatia, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 0.56 km. The surface-area of the island is 407.9 km2 and is therefore 1.1 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Adriatic Sea and the total coastal length is about 169.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 30 km by 15 km (maximum width). The island is North-northwest - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 568 meter and is named Obzova. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 45.07 (45°4'13.6344), 14.61 (14°36'50.0292).


The population is 17860 and the population density is thus on 44 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Krk (located in the West-southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Malinska (WNW). The island is located in the West of the country Croatia. It is located in the administrative unit Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (local administrative level-name Zupanija Primorje), in the municipalities : 1) Baška 2) Dobrinj 3) Grad Krk 4) Malinska-Dubašnica 5) Omišalj 6) Punat 7) Vrbnik (local administrative level-name Opcina - Grad). Direct neighboring islands of Krk are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Cres Located 28.1 km SouthWest of the island.

Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The land use on the island of Krk consists of Sand - Rock 24.6 km2 (6%), wood 109.5 km2 (27%), nature 132.9 km2 (33%), and agriculture 100.1 km2 (25%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (14.5 km2 - 4%).


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