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The inhabited island of Lipari is part of (the island group) Aeolian Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 63.7 km. The surface-area of the island is 37.1 km2 and is therefore 0.098 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 39.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 9.2 km by 7.1 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 593 meter and is named Vulkaan Monte San Angelo Lipa. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.49 (38°2'55.4388), 14.94 (14°56'10.5468).


The population is 11231 and the population density is thus on 300 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Lipari (located in the Southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Canneto (O), Porticello (NO), Quattropani (NW), Acquacalda (N). 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 Messina (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Lipari are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Vulcano Located 9.4 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
2) Salina Located 12.5 km NorthWest of the island.
3) Panarea Located 20.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
4) Filicudi Located 34.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
5) Stromboli Located 42.1 km NorthNorthEast 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 Lipari consists of nature 22.3 km2 (60%), and agriculture 6.4 km2 (17%),


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