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The inhabited island of Linosa 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 166 km. The nearest (main) land is Tunesia and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 5.4 km2 and is therefore 0.014 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Mediterranean Sea and the total coastal length is about 15.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 3.4 km by 2.8 km (maximum width). The island has No maindirection-circular. The highest point is 195 meter and is named Monte Vulcano. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 35.87 (35°51'55.0584), 12.87 (12°52'2.5896).


The population is 490 and the population density is thus on 90 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Linosa (located in the Southwest of the island). 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 Linosa are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Lampedusa Located 47.2 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
2) Gozo Located 128.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
3) Comino Located 135 km East of the island.
4) Islands of St. Paul Located 140.5 km East of the island.

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 Linosa consists of Sand - Rock 0.2 km2 (4%), nature 1.1 km2 (20%), and agriculture 2.8 km2 (52%),


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