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The inhabited island of Montecristo is part of (the island group) Tuscan Archipelago and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 60.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 10.4 km2 and is therefore 0.027 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 20.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 4 km by 3.5 km (maximum width). The island has No maindirection-circular. The highest point is 645 meter and is named Monte della Fortezza. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 42.33 (42°19'56.3592), 10.31 (10°18'32.6304).


The population is 2 and the population density is thus on 0.2 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The island is located in the Center of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Tuscany (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Livorno (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Montecristo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Pianosa Located 34.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
2) Del Giglio Located 48.7 km East of the island.
3) Elba Located 50.8 km North of the island.
4) Giannutri Located 66 km East of the island.
5) Capraia Located 87.9 km NorthNorthWest of the island.


The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Montecristo consists of Sand - Rock 1.4 km2 (13%), nature 8.8 km2 (85%),


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