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The inhabited island of Norderney is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of Germany, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 2.9 km. The surface-area of the island is 25.9 km2 and is therefore 0.068 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 34.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 14 km by 2 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 24 meter and is named Weißen Düne. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.71 (53°42'49.4136), 7.24 (7°14'16.0296).

The population is 5776 and the population density is thus on 220 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is norderney (located in the West of the island). The island is located in the Northwest of the country Germany. It is located in the administrative unit State Lower Saxony (local administrative level-name Land), in the District Aurich (local administrative level-name Landkreis). Direct neighboring islands of Norderney are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Baltrum Located 10.5 km East of the island.
2) Langeoog Located 16.4 km East of the island.
3) Juist Located 17.7 km West of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 303 km. 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 sand. The land use on the island of Norderney consists of Sand - Rock 7.4 km2 (29%), wood 0.3 km2 (1%), nature 7.4 km2 (28%), wet nature 5.8 km2 (22%), and agriculture 2.7 km2 (10%),

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