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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 and is named voie du stiff (nabij vuurtoren Phare du Stiff). 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 834 and the population density is thus on 54.00 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: Gehuchten:
Kerzoncou (N)
Kernic (N)
Penn ar Prat (N)
Kerc'héré (N)
Rulann (N)
ar C'hreignou (N)

Cadoran (NO)
Ty Crann (NO)
Guéral (NO)
Le Stiff (NO)

Kermansoun (O)
Kerlaouen (O)
ar Reun (O)
Pen Arlan (O)
Kernoaz (O)
Paraden (O)
Kerdrall (O)
Kerber (O)
Keralloch (O)

Kerlann(ZO)
Polboger (ZO)
Keryégu (ZO)
Kergoff (ZO)

ar Zourn (Z)
Touldreïz (Z)
Kerivarc'h (Z)
Porsguen (Z)
Gouizou (Z)

Toulalan (ZW)
Nérodin (ZW)
ar Godec (ZW)
Feunteun Vélen (ZW)
Penn ar Ruguel (ZW)
ar Ru (ZW)
Kerandraon (ZW)

ar Doulou (W)
Picard (W)
Poull Féaz (W)
Kerc'here (W)
Niou Huella (W)
Kerveur (W)
Parluc'hen (W)
Caraës (W)
Keridreux (W)
Poull Guéguen (W)
Loqueltas (W)
Cost ar Reun (W)
Pern (W)
Kerouat (W)
Pallud Lévéan (W)
Niou Izella (W)

Kernévez (NW)
Kergadou (NW)
Kervihan (NW)
Keranchas (NW)

Lann Vraz(C)
Kerlann (C)
Poull Brac (C)
Pennorz (C)
Kernigou (C)
Kermorvan (C)
Lann Vihan (C)
Kerivin (C)
Frugullou (C)
Kervasdoué (C)
Merdy (C)
Kernonen (C) Punel (C) Kermeïn (C) Lann ar C'hrac'h(C). 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 8.4 km NorthWest of the island.
2) Île de Béniguet Located 17.9 km NorthWest of the island.
3) Île de Sein Located 47 km WestNorthWest of the island.
4) Île de Batz Located 79.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
5) Île Chevallier Located 91.1 km NorthWest of the island.
6) Île du Loc'h Located 113.6 km NorthWest of the island.
7) Groix Located 144.7 km NorthWest of the island.
8) Île de Bréhat Located 154.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
9) Belle-Île-en-Mer Located 179 km NorthWest of the island.
10) St Agnes Located 180.8 km EastSouthEast of the island.
11) St Marys Located 181.5 km EastSouthEast of the island.
12) St Martins Located 185.8 km EastSouthEast of the island.
13) Tresco Located 186 km EastSouthEast of the island.
14) Bryher Located 187.2 km EastSouthEast of the island.
15) Île-aux-Moines Located 188.6 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
16) Île d'Arz Located 191.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
17) Île-d'Houat Located 192.6 km NorthWest of the island.
18) Île Hoëdic Located 202.5 km NorthWest of the island.
19) Guernsey Located 203.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Lihou Located 205.2 km NorthEast of the island.
21) Jethou Located 218 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
22) Herm Located 219.2 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
23) Jersey Located 219.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
24) Sark Located 221 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
25) Brecqhou Located 221 km NorthNorthEast 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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