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The inhabited small island of Rathlin Island is located in the country of Northern Ireland, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 3.9 km. The surface-area of the island is 15.1 km2 and is therefore 0.04 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Irish Sea and the total coastal length is about 25 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 11 km by 2.1 km (maximum width). The island is West - South oriented. The highest point is 134 meter and is named Slieveard. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.29 (55°17'32.4492), -6.22 (-6°12'5.5818).


The population is 75 and the population density is thus on 5 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Church Bay (located in the Center of the island). The island is located in the Northeast of the country Northern Ireland. It is located in the administrative unit Province Northern Ireland (local administrative level-name Province), in the County Antrim (local administrative level-name County).
For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Rathlin Island consists of nature 8.8 km2 (58%), wet nature 0.6 km2 (4%), and agriculture 3.2 km2 (21%),


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