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The inhabited fairly large island of Losinj is part of (the island group) Kvarner islands and is located in the country of Croatia, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 28.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 74 km2 and is therefore 0.195 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Adriatic Sea and the total coastal length is about 96.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 33 km by 5 km (maximum width). The island is North-northwest - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 589 meter and is named Televrina 589 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 44.6 (44°3'34.7364), 14.41 (14°24'53.5608).


The population is 7771 and the population density is thus on 104.5 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Mali Losinj (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Nerezine (NO). The island is located in the West-southwest of the country Croatia. It is located in the administrative unit Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (local administrative level-name Zupanija Primorje), in the municipality Mali Losinj (local administrative level-name Grad). Direct neighboring islands of Losinj are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Cres Located 32.9 km North 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 land use on the island of Losinj consists of wood 37.7 km2 (51%), nature 18.3 km2 (25%), and agriculture 7.6 km2 (10%),


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