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The inhabited island of Rømø is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of Denmark, Southern 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 5.3 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) Mandø Located 16.5 km NorthNorthEast 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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