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The uninhabited small island of Richel is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of The Netherlands, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 20.6 km. The surface-area of the island is 2.8 km2 and is therefore 0.007 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 8.6 km and the length of the island is about km. The highest point is 18 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.29 (53°17'30.8832), 5.13 (5°7'54.8832).


It is located in the administrative unit Province Friesland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Vlieland (local administrative level-name Gemeente). Direct neighboring islands of Richel are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Griend Located 9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
2) Vlieland Located 12.6 km WestSouthWest of the island.
3) Terschelling Located 18.7 km NorthEast of the island.
4) Texel Located 31.7 km SouthWest of the island.


The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Richel consists of Sand - Rock 2.2 km2 (80%), wet nature 0.6 km2 (21%),


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