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The inhabited small island of Ouessant (local name Île d'Ouessant) is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 18.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 16 km2 and is therefore 0.042 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Celtic Sea and the total coastal length is about 38.6 km and the length of the island is about km. The island is West-southwest - East-northeast oriented. The highest point is 64 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 48.46 (48°27'3.6738), -5.09 (-5°5'7.7748).


The population is 863 and the population density is thus on 55 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Lampaul (located in the Southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Ouessant (ZW). The island is located in the West of the country France. It is located in the administrative unit Region Brittany (local administrative level-name région), in the Departement Finistère (local administrative level-name Département). Direct neighboring islands of Ouessant are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île-Molène Located 11.8 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Île de Béniguet Located 21.1 km SouthEast of the island.
3) Île de Sein Located 50.2 km South of the island.

Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Ouessant consists of nature 7.1 km2 (44%), wet nature 0.4 km2 (2%), and agriculture 7.3 km2 (45%),


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