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The inhabited island of Pianosa is part of (the island group) Tuscan Archipelago and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 48.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 10.2 km2 and is therefore 0.027 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 23.8 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 5.7 km by 4.6 km (maximum width). The island has No maindirection-circular. The highest point is 29 meter and is named Belvedere. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 42.59 (42°35'0.6162), 10.08 (10°4'38.0784).


The population is 10 and the population density is thus on 1 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Pianosa (located in the Center of the island). The island is located in the Center of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Tuscany (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Livorno (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Pianosa are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Elba Located 26.8 km NorthEast of the island.
2) Montecristo Located 34.4 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
3) Capraia Located 53.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
4) Del Giglio Located 72.2 km EastSouthEast of the island.
5) Giannutri Located 92 km EastSouthEast of the island.

For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Pianosa consists of nature 4.7 km2 (46%), and agriculture 5.2 km2 (51%),


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