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The inhabited island of Salina is part of (the island group) Aeolian Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 75 km. The surface-area of the island is 26 km2 and is therefore 0.068 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 26.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7.5 km by 5.5 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 962 meter and is named Monte Fossa delle Felci. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.56 (38°33'44.4492), 14.84 (14°50'21.3288).


The population is 2500 and the population density is thus on 93 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Malfa (located in the North of the island). Other places on the island are: Santa Marina Salina (O), Lingu (O), Leni (Z), Rinella (Z). The island is located in the South of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous region Sicily (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Messina (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Salina are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Lipari Located 12.5 km SouthEast of the island.
2) Vulcano Located 21.2 km SouthEast of the island.
3) Panarea Located 21.9 km EastNorthEast of the island.
4) Filicudi Located 23.6 km West of the island.
5) Stromboli Located 42.1 km NorthEast of the island.

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 Salina consists of nature 19 km2 (73%), and agriculture 4.1 km2 (16%),


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