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The inhabited large island of Lesbos (local name Lésvos - Λέσβος) is part of (the island group) North Aegean and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 9.1 km. The nearest (main) land is Turkey and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 1642.3 km2 and is therefore 4.3 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 352 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 71 km by 42 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 968 meter and is named Olympos 968 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.17 (39°10'12.2916), 26.24 (26°14'31.9344).


The population is 90643 and the population density is thus on 55.5 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Mytilini (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Sigri (W). The island is located in the East-northeast of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region North Aegean (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Lesbos (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2818 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. 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.



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