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The inhabited large island of La Gomera (local name Isla de La Gomera) is part of (the island group) Canary Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 399 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 369.7 km2 and is therefore 0.974 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 95.5 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 24 km by 24 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 1487 meter and is named Garajonay 1487 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 28.12 (28°0'42.2532), -17.23 (-17°13'57.6516).


The population is 23076 and the population density is thus on 62.4 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is San Sebastián de la Gomera (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Valle Gran Rey (W). The island is located in the West-southwest of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Canary Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of La Gomera are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Tenerife Located 71.3 km East of the island.
2) El Hierro Located 87.2 km West of the island.
3) La Palma Located 89.6 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
4) Gran Canaria Located 164.8 km EastSouthEast 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 source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of La Gomera consists of wood 83.4 km2 (23%), nature 207.1 km2 (56%), and agriculture 58 km2 (16%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (13.7 km2 - 4%).


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