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The inhabited small island of Ilha de Porto Santo is part of (the island group) and is located in the country of , Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 630 km. The surface-area of the island is 42.5 km2 and is therefore 0.112 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the and the total coastal length is about 31 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 14.2 km by 7.8 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 33.08 (33°4'49.36), -16.33 (-16°20'3.05).


The population is 5483 and the population density is thus on 129.07 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Vila Baleira (located in the East-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Vila Baleira, Cabeco Da Ponta. The island is located in the of the country . It is located in the administrative unit (local administrative level-name ), in the (local administrative level-name ). Direct neighboring islands of Porto Santo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Madeira Located 42 km NorthWest of the island.
2) Ilhas Desertas Located 50.5 km West of the island.
3) Ilhas Desertas Located 52 km West of the island.
4) Ilhas Desertas Located 63 km West of the island.


The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Porto Santo consists of Sand - Rock 2.7 km2 (7%), wood 2.1 km2 (5%), nature 23.4 km2 (58%), and agriculture 5.2 km2 (13%),


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