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The inhabited large island of Rodos (local name Ρόδος ) is part of (the island group) South Aegean and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 17.4 km. The nearest (main) land is Turkey and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 1401.9 km2 and is therefore 3.7 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 229.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 75 km by 38 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 1215 meter and is named Attavyros. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.18 (36°11'0.465), 27.95 (27°57'11.5236).


The population is 117007 and the population density is thus on 83.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Rodos - stad (located in the Northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Faliraki, Lindos, Ixia, Trianda. The island is located in the East-southeast of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region South Aegean (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Dodecanese (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς). Direct neighboring islands of Rodos are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Chalki Located 9 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Symi Located 22.2 km EastSouthEast of the island.
3) Tilos Located 34.3 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Karpathos Located 46.1 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
5) Nisyros Located 62.7 km SouthEast of the island.
6) Nisida Kvs Located 75.6 km SouthEast of the island.
7) Kasos Located 82.9 km SouthWest of the island.
8) Kalymnos Located 100.7 km SouthEast of the island.
9) Astypalaia Located 118 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
10) Megisti - Kastellorizo Located 121.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
11) Leros Located 123.1 km SouthEast of the island.
12) Crete Located 144.4 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
13) Patmos Located 156.2 km SouthEast of the island.
14) Amorgos Located 164.6 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
15) Anafi Located 165.5 km South of the island.
16) Samos Located 169.6 km EastSouthEast of the island.
17) Fournoi Located 181 km SouthEast of the island.
18) Santorini Located 198.9 km South of the island.
19) Ikaria Located 200.6 km SouthEast of the island.
20) Hoog Koufonissi Located 203.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
21) Laag Koufonissi Located 205.2 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
22) Naxos Located 210.5 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
23) Ios Located 213.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
24) Sikinos Located 232.5 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
25) Paros Located 237.2 km SouthSouthEast of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 3268 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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