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The inhabited large island of Öland is located in the country of Sweden, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 3.1 km. The surface-area of the island is 1347.5 km2 and is therefore 3.5 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Baltic Sea and the total coastal length is about 423.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 137 km by 16 km (maximum width). The island is North-northeast - South-southwest oriented. The highest point is 55 meter and is named Högsrum. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 56.73 (56°43'31.5192), 16.66 (16°39'37.2924).


The population is 24697 and the population density is thus on 18.3 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Färjestaden (located in the West-southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Borgholm (W). The island is located in the South of the country Sweden. It is located in the administrative unit County Kalmar (local administrative level-name Län), in the municipalities : 1) Borgholm 2) Mörbylånga (local administrative level-name Kommun).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1186 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 land use on the island of Öland consists of Sand - Rock 12.1 km2 (1%), wood 233.3 km2 (17%), nature 220.9 km2 (16%), and agriculture 834.4 km2 (62%),


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