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The inhabited island of Isola di Marettimo is part of (the island group) Aegadian Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 130 km. The nearest (main) land is Tunesia and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 12.2 km2 and is therefore 0.032 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 31 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7.3 km by 2.7 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 685 meter and is named Monte Falcone 685 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 37.97 (37°58'13.6452), 12.06 (12°3'26.4636).


The population is 684 and the population density is thus on 56.2 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Marettimo (located in the East 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 Trapani (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Isola di Marettimo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Isola di Favignana Located 23.5 km East of the island.
2) Isola di Levanzo Located 24.8 km East of the island.
3) Ustica Located 127.7 km NorthEast of the island.

For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. 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 land use on the island of Isola di Marettimo consists of Sand - Rock 0.3 km2 (3%), nature 11 km2 (90%), and agriculture 0.7 km2 (6%),


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