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The inhabited fairly large island of Rømø is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of Denmark, Northern Europe. The nearest (main) land is The Netherlands and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 90.3 km2 and is therefore 0.238 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 66 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 17 km by 5.9 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 19 meter and is named Høstbjerg. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.14 (55°8'17.8548), 8.52 (8°31'25.0176).


The population is 650 and the population density is thus on 5.30 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Havneby (located in the South-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Juvre, Toftum, Bolilmark, Lakolk, Kongsmark, Kirkeby, Vr. The island is located in the Southwest of the country Denmark. It is located in the administrative unit Region of Southern Denmark (local administrative level-name region), in the municipality Tønder (local administrative level-name Kommune). Direct neighboring islands of Rømø are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Sylt Located 2.8 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Mandø Located 6.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.
3) Fanø Located 14.3 km East of the island.
4) Föhr Located 33.9 km West of the island.
5) Amrum Located 39.8 km WestSouthWest of the island.
6) Pellworm Located 57 km West of the island.
7) Als Located 63.2 km North of the island.
8) Bågø Located 73.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
9) Funen Located 75.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
10) Lyø Located 93.8 km North of the island.
11) Ærø Located 100.5 km North of the island.
12) Heligoland-Düne Located 104.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
13) Heligoland Located 105.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
14) Tåsinge Located 119.2 km North of the island.
15) Endelave Located 120 km NorthEast of the island.
16) Langeland Located 128.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
17) Samsø Located 137.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
18) Wangerooge Located 146.4 km WestSouthWest of the island.
19) Spiekeroog Located 149.8 km WestSouthWest of the island.
20) Lolland Located 150.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
21) Vendsyssel-Thy Located 152 km East of the island.
22) Seeland Located 154.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
23) Langeoog Located 156.3 km WestSouthWest of the island.
24) Omø Located 157.4 km North of the island.
25) Agersø Located 159.9 km North of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 533 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.
The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Rømø consists of Sand - Rock 26.5 km2 (29%), wood 4.3 km2 (5%), nature 14.4 km2 (16%), wet nature 22 km2 (24%), and agriculture 14.9 km2 (17%),


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