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The inhabited small island of Mykines is part of (the island group) and is located in the country of , Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 410 km. The surface-area of the island is 9.6 km2 and is therefore 0.025 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the and the total coastal length is about 18.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7 km by 2.4 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 560 meter and is named Knúkur. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 62.1 (62°6'16.3944), -7.59 (-7°35'41.7696).


The population is 19 and the population density is thus on 1.90 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Mykines (located in the West-northwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Mykines. The island is located in the of the country . It is located in the administrative unit (local administrative level-name ), in the (local administrative level-name ). Direct neighboring islands of Mykines are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Vágar Located 4.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
2) Streymoy Located 16.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
3) Koltur Located 29.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
4) Eysturoy Located 30 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
5) Hestur Located 34.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
6) Sandoy Located 36.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
7) Nólsoy Located 44.7 km North of the island.
8) Kalsoy Located 45.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
9) Kunoy Located 49.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
10) Borðoy Located 49.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
11) Skúvoy Located 49.4 km NorthWest of the island.
12) Viðoy Located 57.1 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
13) Suðuroy Located 57.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
14) Stóra Dímun Located 59 km NorthWest of the island.
15) Svínoy Located 61.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
16) Lítla Dímun Located 66.6 km NorthWest of the island.
17) Fugloy Located 67.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
18) Mainland Shetland Located 362.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
19) Foula Located 363.6 km NorthWest of the island.
20) Papa Stour Located 367.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
21) Yell Located 374.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
22) Muckle Roe Located 377.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
23) Unst Located 379.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
24) Vaila Located 382.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
25) Fetlar Located 388.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1820 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. 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).



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