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The inhabited island of Lampedusa is part of (the island group) Pelagie Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 128 km. The nearest (main) land is Tunesia and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 20.1 km2 and is therefore 0.053 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Mediterranean Sea and the total coastal length is about 44.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 10.9 km by 3.4 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 113 meter and is named Albero Sole. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 35.51 (35°30'48.2112), 12.58 (12°35'5.2404).


The population is 4500 and the population density is thus on 225 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Lampedusa (located in the Southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Terranova (M). The island is located in the South of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous region Sicily (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Agrigento (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Lampedusa are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Linosa Located 47.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
2) Gozo Located 164.9 km EastNorthEast of the island.
3) Comino Located 170.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.
4) Islands of St. Paul Located 174.4 km EastNorthEast of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2510 km. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). 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 Lampedusa consists of wood 0.9 km2 (5%), nature 8.5 km2 (42%), and agriculture 5.9 km2 (29%),


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