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The inhabited large island of São Jorge is part of (the island group) Azores and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 1581 km. The surface-area of the island is 243.8 km2 and is therefore 0.642 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 133.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 54.1 km by 6.1 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 1052 meter and is named Pico de Esperança. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.64 (38°38'13.7004), -28.03 (-28°1'4.1286).


The population is 8998 and the population density is thus on 36.6 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Velas (located in the West-southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Calheta (Z), Topo (O). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Azores (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipalites : 1) Velas 2) Calheta (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of São Jorge are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Pico Located 28.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.
2) Graciosa Located 45.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
3) Faial Located 59 km WestNorthWest of the island.
4) Terceira Located 71.3 km EastSouthEast of the island.
5) São Miguel Located 245.7 km SouthEast of the island.





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